Saturday, December 15, 2018

Reflections Reconsidered


I am intrigued by reflections on the water.  I have noticed that the perfect reflections, that mirror-like reflection found on still water, seem like the most admired. But what about those other days, the crazy non-still days of our lives.  In Reflections Reconsidered, I explore these other reflections.  The less than perfect reflection.  Just like beauty is only skin deep, so is a reflection.  I want to show that all are beautiful in their own way.  We need to look at the reflections, like life, with a different perspective.

Reflections Reconsidered is a fine art series to see a reflection in a different perspective.  Since these reflections are from the surface of water, they are not perfect, as you would see in a mirror.  The reflection seen in a mirror is depictive, but on other surfaces, it can be so much more than that.  Reflections on the water bring a different perspective.  There is life to a reflection in the water.  It is never the same minute to minute, let alone day to day. 

Additionally, the colors are just off enough to allow the viewer to question reality.  By using an infrared camera, I add a layer of complexity to the photos.  Depending on the day and the coverage of sun or clouds, the colors of the surfaces and leaves can change.  Greens can be red or yellow or white, while the blue can range from cyan to deep blue. An additional feature is that the water is polarized in certain lighting conditions, allowing you to look deeper than the surface.  Through this use of equivocal space, I set out to draw the viewer deeper into the photos. 

To quote Moody Blues from Days of Future Past:

“Red is grey and yellow white
But we decide which is right
And which is an illusion?”

I leave it to you to decide…













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