PrizeHonorable Mention
City/Countryvenice , United States
Photo Date5/1/15
Entry Description

This untitled series depicts algorithmically-amplified movement derived from individual still frames. Inspired by the tension and shape of air moving underwater, dancers are transformed into vignettes of surprising complexity and beauty. The algorithm itself begins as a hand-drawn trace of the original frame, highlighting key areas of tension and flow. Once the initial sample is selected, thousands of iterative functions transform the underlying pixels into painted areas of motion that overlay onto the original frame. Original Images transformed under fair-use copyright law.

About Photographer

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.