Opening: Saturday, September 7th, 6-9 pm
Duration: September 7th through October 12th, 2019
Defining Shadows is a body of work consisting of 20 black and white photographs exploring the dichotomy of shadow and light.
In this series, I have shifted my focus away from the natural environment – the iconic ocean and seashore of Los Angeles – to another ubiquitous detail of Los Angeles, the vast shapes and shadows of the urban city.
With this new work my affinity for shape, design and abstractions has come together not only to expose the design of the structures photographed but also the nonconcrete obscurities trapped by the shadows those structures create. In each image I do not wish to merely duplicate what is in front of my lens, but rather emphasize the mystical interplay of the literal with the ever-changing light that defines the shadows.
Light and shadow have always been open to interpretation. Be it realistic or symbolic, shadow and light is a basic element of an image; the contrast between the two creating an impression, a thought, a feeling or emotion. In Defining Shadows, the light and the shadows represent the melange of emotions, feelings and energy that are the pulse of Los Angeles.