I had been really pushing the abstraction potential of a coupe of my Warming Water series images and was unsure of how these might read. Then I read the interview of Jason Lindsey on Lenscratch and his environment project Cracks in the Ice. Lindsey’s conceptual project is about using educational glass slides of of vintage photograph of glaciers, which are now disappearing or already gone. Lindsey then shattered the glass negatives, subsequently re-photographing these shards, to call attention to this loss and fragility of our planet. hmmmm. I like it.
So pushing the abstraction of some photographs beyond my comfort zone might likewise create metaphoric images that also call attention to what could be lost. Needless to say, the image above does not look very much like the surrealistic photograph I posted on Earth Day. I think this image really has more of a chaotic appearance. If it makes me uncomfortable, maybe you as well? Leave a comment and let me know. really.
Meanwhile, while still working on the this environmental project, I have some book publishing to do. Since I have now contracted with a printer for my next book, I need to switch gears to prepare for this Fall 2022 book launch. I think I can juggle the two, so a lot more shortly: stay tuned. LoL.
Happy Earth Day. Every day.
Colorado Photographic Arts Center (CPAC): Developing a Creative Photo Book, a virtual (Zoom) workshop I will be leading on: May 14 & 15 – 21 & 22nd, 2022, from 1PM-4PM (Mountain Time). More details and sign-up available now at Colorado Photographic Arts Center.