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.
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.