Entry Title: "Ephemeron"
Name: Pistolwish , United States
Category and Expertise: Fashion|Traditions and Cultures|Other_FA|Culture, Non-Professional


Entry Description: Fleeting moments are amplified to reflect the ephemeral nature and motion of these traditional Mongolian dancers. Inspired by the movement of air in an underwater space, these images are treated with an algorithm that extracts color, shape, direction and depth from the still and creates a new surreal vignette of the subject.

About the Artist:

Photography is changing at a pace not seen since portable film cameras were invented. Just as cinema and photographic realism dramatically altered fine art, so to is the hyper-documentation-of-things that we are experiencing today. I believe that haptic abstractionism and interpretive photography is emerging, if only as reflex, to the billion-cameras-recording phenomenon. Because of this, the photographs presented here lean towards expression and perception, rather than tacit documentation. I believe the essence of an image is revealed when focus, contrast, motion and perspective alters what the eye expects to see. From sidewalks to skylines, I compose from common scenes. The subjects themselves are ordinary; But rendered in a novel and hopefully inspiring way. Selected works have been shown internationally, including exhibition at The Smithsonian, LACDA, Google Arts, New Century Artists Gallery, Center for Photographic Fine Art, New York Center for Photographic Art, Soho Gallery for Digital Art, Holcim Gallery, Newspace Center for Photography, Giorgi Gallery and private collections.