"Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time's relentless melt." Susan Sontag

Thursday, October 9, 2014

2D3D R2D2


 
These images were made on a rainy day in November of 2011. I'm pretty sure I was
thinking Jackson Pollock or Aaron Siskind - both artists using the two dimensionality
of the material for exactly what it was - a flat surface.
 
 My contact sheet that day shows most of the images taken at the very end of a long lens which
will visually compress and flatten everything, eliminating depth and making the image more graphic in nature.

 
This bottom image was made not quite at the long end but around 105mm...still
enough to flatten it somewhat.   

 
What I really like about this image is that it captures the quality of light and air...kind of a French impressionistic feeling. Dappled brush work, atmospheric perspective. Also the "rideau lateral" or side curtains used a lot in landscapes.
 
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All images ©2011-2014 Andy deBruyn
 
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