Dutch Bill Creek VIII - Limited Edition 1 of 20 Photograph by Robert Frear

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Dutch Bill Creek VIII - Limited Edition 1 of 20

Robert Frear

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Size: 24 W x 36 H x 0.1 in

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Photography: Color, Digital on Paper, Canvas.

Located in Northern California and running along Dutch Bill Creek, the Bohemian Highway winds it's way through a mountain canyon full of redwood trees that seem to scrape the sky. This place, which once was a canyon of old growth redwoods, is still a land that is shrouded in mystery and dark shadows, even in the middle of the brightest day.

Using multiple long exposures and a hand-held strobe, the scene selectively painted with color-gel light to create accents and color planes. Each "stroke of light" is carefully placed and choreograph during the long exposure. The image is then processed, a duplicate layer is created, reversed, and a 50% alpha filter applied.

The result creates a translucent-reflective, sacred geometry imagery. This evokes a "directed pareidolia" effect on the viewer, much like the analytic Rorschach inkblot test. So the subject of each image is projected by the viewer, as they view the over-lapping shapes and colors, and "sees" what is not there. The viewer determines the narrative of the image, and in doing so, reveals their own hopes and fears as reflected from these images.


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