I’ve had a really warm welcome here on Tumblr since I started this page, so here is a wallpaper, for whoever wants it. It’s 16 x 9 aspect ratio and 1280 x 720 in size. It should work for most widescreens and monitors.
Thank you to all my followers and everyone who appreciates my work!
Series || Salton Sea || Image || Suburban Wasteland
*So, I just posted a new update to my series, Salton Sea. After 4 years I think I am finally done shooting the main portion of this project. Currently switching to phase 2 (working on a video installation and limited edition handmade book accompaniment). This project was the catalyst that saw my focus artistically begin to change from creating more fashion/ photo illustration orientated work into my current state. A change I think was for the better.
I’ve been working on a new body of work, tentatively titled Occultus Lapis or “The Stone Concealed”. For these images, I’ve been utilizing a flatbed scanner as a camera to reveal and amplify the hidden landscapes and patterns hidden within specimens of various minerals, fossils, and stones.
Beyond the initial capture, I am developing a digital workflow of procedural sharpening and enhancement combined with the use of adjustment layers and hand “painted” masks to bring forth as much detail and contrast from the initial data as possible.
While the final images are some of the largest I’ve produced, ranging from 50 inches to 75 inches at their longest dimensions, the source materials I’m photographing are rarely larger than 2 inches squared. I am able to reveal what appear to the naked eye as specks or hair-thin cracks in the material as features analogous to canyons, lakes, and biological forms that speak of a hidden kingdom existing just beyond the boundaries of our perception.
In an attempt to show the full scale and depth of the images, I have gridded them off into smaller detail pieces. Each of the pieces in the grid that you see here are equivalent to a 20”x25” slice of the full image.
“Do not make the mistake of supposing that the little world you see around you - the Earth, which is a mere grain of dust in the Universe - is the Universe itself. There are millions upon millions of such worlds, and greater. And there are millions of millions of such Universes in existence within the Infinite Mind.”
#WhaleTales2016 kicks off THIS Friday afternoon at The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua, Maui and what an afternoon it will be! We begin with Maui Fine Art Photographer Marty Wolff & Friends, and then celebrate the Father-Son Underwater Photographer Legacy of Chuck & Flip Nicklin! Join us Friday for a truly *immersive* experience.
All details and full schedule of events up now at www.whaletrust.org
Photo by: @flipnicklin / Minden Pictures
#whales #photography #underwaterphotography #humpbackwhales – photo taken by whaletrustmaui