‘Dys-tortion’ is an exploration of man’s influence on the environment using an original photographic technique.
This series uses the flower as a motif to represent the natural environment and seeks to explore the effects of man’s impact on the environment through the idea of distortion. How much of the environment will exist in an altered state in the future due to man’s impact? Imagine taking a walk through a garden expecting to see perfect specimens of all sorts of flowers, instead, you find these dystopian, mutated forms, still beautiful but not as you knew flowers to be.
To achieve the multi-layered distortions, I developed a photographic technique using a combination of devices, each to achieve a specific effect. A macro lens was used to create some areas of hyperrealism to connect with the normal perception of the flower, and yet to contrast with other unrecognisable areas, creating the idea of something different, unfamiliar.
I also combined long exposures with a light-painting technique to develop delicate colours and a sense of dark mystery, maybe impending doom, hence the dark background. Finally, each shot was composed using a technique that allowed me to visually alter some areas of the flower, with limited control. The nature of light painting and the distortion technique are both variable elements that cannot be completely controlled or repeated in subsequent shots, as a result, each image is entirely unique. As the technique has taken almost a year to refine, it will have to remain my secret.
The images are made in camera with minimal cropping and levels adjustment in editing.
Printed on archival quality Semi -Matte Photo Paper.
This lovely paper has an understated semi-matte finish, optimised for maximum presentation quality with minimum glare, which suits a framed artwork under glass/acrylic. The neutral tone, high D-Max, and high ink saturation make this photo paper my outstanding choice for my fine art photography prints.
All sizes are mounted beneath an off-white mat board in widths from 5-8cm housed under premium clear acrylic with foam core backing.
Size Comparison : Print 51cm X 41cm,
Overall size 65cm X 55cm
Size Comparison : Print 76cm X 51cm,
Overall size 95cm X 80cm
Size Comparison : Print 91cm X 73cm,
Overall size 113cm X 95 cm
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If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase, you can return the product to me. Please email me for details of return address. Once I receive it, I would be happy to provide you with a full refund. Please note, the cost of return postage is covered you.
You can return a product for up to 30 days from the date you purchased it.
Any product you return must be in the same condition you received it and in the original packaging.