In this series the human form is sometimes readily identifiable and at other times abstracted to obscurity, either evocative in its isolation or joyful in its freedom. The refractive water distorts both the body and the environment causing them to blend and interact. Like a painters brush strokes, the finely delineated linear filaments merge and interact, alternating between magnification and collapse. The layered textures and transparent colors flow together, abstracting form and manipulating line.
I've found that I can only suggest how and where the water, fabric, light and subject will interact but ultimately, I provide a framework for controlled chaos.
The images are created by positioning and lighting a model and colorful fabrics underwater and then photographing from above, down and through the waters moving surface. By lighting from below the surface, I can freeze capture the effects of the waters movement in glowing, saturated light. The images are captured in camera with only basic post processing applied. They have been printed and framed at 40” x 50” (100cm x 130cm). This large format creates an enveloping and immersive window into an other worldly environment and invites the participant to step in close to experience the fine detail of the waters interplay on the subject and their environment