PROJECT / Elemental Series - Miami
Photographic project striving to transcend traditonal landscape photography and painting which the photographer feels does not adequately capture the beauty and majesty of this planet. The project uses photographic film in conjunction with fundamental, natural chemical elements. Natural elements and compounds are collected at the site of the picture - usually at the location depicted within the photograph. The depicted scenes you see here are created not just by light on film but by collecting samples of naturally occurring water, mineral elements and organic matter from the scene and chemically bonding to the film over several months, the resulting images created from the scene pictured, itself. Echoing ancient alchemical methodologies, the process of production of the images and their resulting mystical appearance together reflect the ups and downs of the search undertaken by an artist to understand his and more widely, humankind's own, spiritual nature. No collating or cutting and pasting of external or internal elements into the picture in Photoshop or similar editor has taken place. Also included here are preparatory studies and thematically associated sketches that feed into the series, including chemical painting studies on copper and paper. All Rights Reserved. This creator is well versed in International Copyright Law and ownership rights have been successfully enforced.