Circular Motion

PhotographerStephen Eyler
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryLos Angeles, United States
Photo Date2014
Technical InfoSlow speed film/diffusion
Entry Description

My interest in photography began in 1970 after reading Carl Jung's "Archetypes and The Collective Unconscious. Jung's belief that primitive objects and figures are imprinted in our psyche has inspired me to capture what I call 'Archaic Memoirs'; dark indistinct patterns of shadow and scattered light; forming segmented impression that with further observation become pronounced discernible shapes and figures; aimed at altering perception and interpretation. For the more you observe, the evolutionary images and memories (interwoven within and all around) materialize for a brief moment then reappear at another place in time; transforming when darkness is upon us. This particular image (Circular Motion) was photographed at the Grand Canyon just before sunset; enhancing color and outlining shadow.