The idea of dys-tortion continues in the studio- The notion that human impact has negatively impacted our natural environment. What would our world look like if man's impact continues virtually unchecked?
I imagined a world of strange juxtapositions- the beauty of existing creation alongside mutations of that same beauty.
I have been fortunate enough to have had some time to really work on this Photographic technique. The macro lens is fantastic for capturing the natural beauty of parts of the flowers- I'm seeing really sharp focus and detail.
The mutations are represented by the distorted sections of the flower- shapes and colours are no longer conforming to the normal flower appearance.
Rich colours are achieved by light painting- a technique using long exposures- these pics were all about 25 secs. I had to modify my scuba diving torch so that it emitted just enough light to build up the surfaces of the flower- but not too much to blow out the long exposure.
Needless to say, lots of trial and error- emphasis on error. But hey, as Einstein said- you only need to get it right once!
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.