Abstractions of refracted light, visible only ‘in dust’, emphasize the physical and chemical aspects of photography through the unique character of the negative. This work was inspired by the phenomena of light rendered through large format photography. Comprised of colour and black and white photographs, this body of work is an exercise in ‘seeing’ and photographic looking. Activated by its illusion, the black and white photograph in this series functions as an index to reference when considering the body of work. The crystal-like texture in this photograph reads as ‘something’, yet describes nothing but its subject—illumination. These same devices exist in the colour photographs, where soft pastel hues reference the cosmic, the psychedelic, and the nostalgic. These illustrations of the effects of light can only be achieved through a series of lenses and mirrors.
Format: Photography, Sculpture