Here are some selected images from an independent project I undertook this fall at my college. The work is an attempt to visualise the state between the physical and the spiritual; life and the afterlife; manifestation and non-being. I approached this project with the desire to use as little digital manipulation as possible; so, towards that goal all of the images were produced in-camera with a combination of techniques including long-exposure, multiple exposure, and practical trickery. The only major digital editing that took place was the addition of colour in the “Manifestation” series.
The still images were also produced in conjunction with audio elements and video installations. A portion of this project was shown with the work of two other artists under the name Abstraction at the Red Panty Press Gallery in Sarasota, Florida on December 7th, 2011.
Continuing an earlier project I posted here, this is the result of the second wave. I shot a dozen or so of my friends and then set out to create entirely new people by combining their features in Photoshop. Each of these portraits is a composite of between three and five different people. My goal was to turn this project into a self-published book, but my interest in the content slowly tapered off until I decided to leave the project as it was.
Standalone portrait of a friend.
A “constructed narrative” project. The neighbors have some strange hobbies…
One Day in Sarasota : Alleys
August 29th, 2011
This is my contribution to a recent project called One Day in Sarasota, which involved all of the other photo students in my year. The idea behind the project was to shoot a subject of our choice, somewhere in Sarasota, Florida on August 29th, 2011. The end result is a series of diptychs that feature small, meditative glimpses of some of the city’s hidden facades.
This is a short series of fine-art images taken for the Sarasota County Department of Water Resources. I spent the summer interning for the department making images for promotional, documentary, inter-departmental, and research purposes. These particular images were taken of the Myakkahatchee blackwater creek in North Port, Florida. As with my other landscape work, I try to show the otherworldly beauty of nature and evoke an atmosphere of the spiritual.
Nature and neglect transform automobiles into landscapes of decay; resembling foreign topographies as seen from the air.
This is just some fun stuff I put together this afternoon. Macro photography of a friends eye and two crystals combined into a triptych.