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3:42 pm / 2017 - Limited Edition of 15 Photograph

Santiago Vanegas

United States

Photography, Digital on Paper

Size: 24 W x 20 H x 0.1 D in

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Temporary Blindness When experiencing something in extremes, it can be a challenge to see what is going on. A line, a shadow, an idea. In it’s extreme state, its essence might be revealed. Why light and dark? Ever walked out of a dark theater into broad daylight? From a bright parking lot into a dark eye examination room? From an ear blistering rock concert into your near silent car? Your senses are either overwhelmed by… *sensing*, or by the lack of. We’ve all experienced this. This sensory wall of opposing extremes. You hit that wall from light to dark, (or dark to light), you feel blinded, struggling to make sense of form. As your senses gradually adapt, your brain begins to decipher the content. Generally speaking, photographers have historically put our technical prowess into accomplishing a “correct” exposure (cue in, eye roll). Ansel Adams and his development of the Zone System is a prime example of this. With Temporary Blindness I wanted to apply this approach, but from a different perspective. The actual viewing of the image is visceral and demanding experience. Visceral and demanding, not by content, but by the nature of the image and sequencing. Dark image followed by light image, followed by dark, light, and so on. Absence followed by abundance of light. Constantly challenging the senses to adapt and see the essential from the minimal. Forcing your brain to see when feeling blinded by light, or dark. *Also available in custom limited edition sizes. Please inquire at for details and pricing. Limited Edition archival inkjet prints are produced on the state of the art Canon P4000 printer using the latest HDR archival inkjet technology, printed on Hahnemühle Fine Art Rag Fibre paper. All limited edition photographic prints are signed and include a signed and numbered certificate of authenticity. ©Santiago Vanegas Photography. No use is granted without written permission. visit

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Photography:Digital on Paper

Artist Produced Limited Edition of:15

Size:24 W x 20 H x 0.1 D in

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Santiago brings an interesting set of aesthetics to his work. He has navigated in and out of two cultures throughout his life. Born in Philadelphia and then moving back and forth between the United States and his native country of Colombia, eventually staying in Colombia for the next 14 years. Inspired by his mother, a painter, Surrealist art, Latin American magic realism, music, and the world of cinema, Santiago creates work that looks at the dark and the light in life. "I see the world in a way that even to me is a bit strange, but very real. The world is a strange, complicated, and fascinating place. I’m constantly drawing metaphors of how I see the world and its future. My images are about the relationship between reality and perception." His work has been featured in Surface Magazine, WIRED, Flaunt Magazine, Featherstitch Avenue, Picture Magazine, GRAPHIC Magazine UK, Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Lenscratch.

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