Abstract art photography - Wild Light
This is part of an award winning series of photography and each image is subject to a limited edition of 25, per image, regardless of size.
On standard archival pigment paper.
In 1997 I made the transition from executive producer in film to fine art photographer. Since, I have been exploring abstraction, producing work that is more about texture, colour and composition and less about representational subject matter.
In my LIGHT IMITATING ART series, I explore mechanical ways of altering light sources, creating black & white images that appear more like charcoal sketches than photographs. I am drawn to surrealism, images borne out of dreams and the creative sub-conscience. It is in this exciting experimentation with light, that a figure or reference to a slightly definable object may emerge. Often the question: what am I looking at? The answer is simply, light.
The ‘Light Imitating Art’ series is shot in studio, utilizing either a smooth or textured surface - often the texture is subtly visible. My technique is unique in the world of photography.
My series of SURFACES has emerged through discovery of art in found objects. Splashes of graffiti or poster remnants create opportunities for compositions, which exist for only a brief moment in time before being painted over or scraped away. I have explored ancient walls in Europe and local industrial sites in search of weathered stone or wood, rusted metal and distressed paint, while finding a fascination in documenting man-made materials’ never-ending attempt to return to nature. I employ closely cropped images to remove any contextual reference, with the objective of creating a painterly, abstract image.
Black & White Spider Photography Awards: This is a prestigious international competition drawing 9000 photographs from over 75 countries. Judging panel includes curators from Tate Gallery, London and galleries / photography magazine editors from New York, Paris, Berlin, Milan, Brussels, Brazil, Barcelona, Vancouver, Los Angeles, Shanghai, Singapore.
‘Light Imitating Art’ series:
2015 Abstract - Professional: 4 nominations: Venus, Relationship, Light Breeze, A Photo Finish 2014 Abstract - Professional: 4 nominations: Venus, Relationship, Light Breeze, A Photo Finish
La Grande Photo Awards: 2016 Abstract - Professional: High Distinction Award: Light Imitating Art - Venus
Setai Fifth Avenue, 5 star hotel, New York City
Rosewood Hotel Georgia, Vancouver, Canada
Nita Lake Lodge, Whistler, Canada
Royal Caribbean International, Miami, USA
Dept. of Financial Affairs, Government of Dubai, UAE
Securities Lending, UBS Securities Asia, Hong Kong
Finning International, Vancouver, Canada
Mayor, City of Vancouver, Canada
Mayor, City of North Vancouver, Canada
Autonomy Capital, London, England
Keg Restaurants International, Vancouver, Canada
Georgia Pacific Developments, Nanaimo, Canada
Albany Dental, Queensland, Australia
Dean of Medicine Faculty - Research, University of BC, Canada
EVENTS & PROJECTS
iCArt-Miami ‘Harmony of the Seas’ Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, 54 pieces 2016
‘Love It or List It’ $3 million home Vancouver, HGTV, Fluff Design, 8 pieces 2015
Modern Homes Tour Vancouver, 7 pieces 2015
Dwell Magazine: Dwell on Design Prefab homes design event, LA 2015
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