This week I had the pleasure of presenting one of my artworks to the grand prize winner at a fundraiser morning tea for the Singapore Cancer Council.
In this blog I share a few more of my new Dys-tortion series and explain my thinking and rationale for the work.
It's wonderful when you think of a title that sums it all up...
The spelling reminds me of the word ‘dystopia’- which I think is apt for this project.
As you know, I've been exploring the effects of man’s impact on the environment through the idea of distortion. How much of the environment exists in an altered state now?
The last 4 months I have spent developing a photographic technique using a combination of devices, each to achieve a specific effect.
So now I'm ready for the big reveal...
I finally found a way to distort the petals in a semi-designed/ planned way- using more intentional control rather than just seeing what randomly happens.
Very happy with the balance of sharp focus from the macro lens and distorted elements. I wanted it to be almost unrecognisable as a flower.
Would love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below.
Yellow Garbage Limited Edition AP +10 Digital Pigment Print
This flower’s petals are being pulled apart by an ever-growing pile of garbage. The waste that is not recycled or treated properly presents its own set of environmental problems, including increased potential for disease and long term damage caused by toxic leakage.
Original print exhibited at Gardens by the Bay, Singapore, Aug-Oct 2017.
Each unframed image 59 x 42 cm is printed on 260gsm lustre/ satin finish photograph paper with a .5cm foam backing board. This is a single edition print- there will be no further prints made in this format, making them highly collectable. Each image is signed and comes with a certificate of authenticity.
Still working in the studio on this theme...
Still learning lots from my mistakes, I have found that I need to keep lots of notes on camera settings, studio set up and lighting in order to progress towards the look I want to achieve.
One of my biggest challenges...
...shooting in a dark, enclosed space gets really hot and stuffy....
I need to control the amount of ambient light in the studio so I have resorted to setting up in the guest toilet .... I know right? The things you do......
Anyway It has worked out to be quite a good little idea and the great thing is I can leave it all set up between shoots.
Current work is based around the idea of distortion. My work is about developing new photographic techniques that best create the theme of distortion.