Beginning 2017 with a different perspective
One of the dangers of shooting within the same genre, even figure studies, is that after several years one can begin to lose some perspective. All bodies start looking the same. There are only so many different ways one can bend the figure without requiring surgery afterward. Mountain ranges become indistinguishable. Canyons are all grand. It’s a problem.
The same thing happens when we use the same processing methods continually. All our photos begin to look like the others. Our aesthetic renders topics moot because we become so committed to our “look” that we don’t realize how commoditized our work has become.
So, we decided to start this year with a different perspective, one that takes us out of the normal perspective and turns curves into angles, gradients of light into distinct regions, and super-imposes the unfamiliar on the familiar. We imagine how our images might look if there were such a thing as a cubist lens without completely losing the original form behind it.
Exploring within this realm opened a plethora of new opportunities and decisions to be made. From the ten images we chose for today’s gallery, no two are rendered in the exact same manner. Some we favored light. Others we favored shadows. We created barriers for some and blurred them out for others. We explored, which is how we hope you will view them. The year is new. We set out own paths from here.