The exhibit is part of a city-wide photography festival called Photopolis 2008 where several galleries across Halifax host the work of photographers. My work is being displayed with another local photographer, Nick Rudnicki, whos work depicts lonesome scenes of Halifax at night. My images are of frozen sand landscapes taken on Sable Island off the coast of Nova Scotia.
Frozen sand I
These landscapes form after wet and cold weather followed by strong winds that blow loose sand away and sculpture the frozen sand. The images are therefore a form of natural art.
Frozen sand II
Frozen sand III
The sense of emptiness in these photos mirrors the emptiness that flows from the work of Nick, thus the two pieces of work, although very different in scale, location and subject, offer a similar sense.
Frozen sand IV
Frozen sand V
When I photographed these images I was not looking for something in particular but rather I kept an open and free mind to allow images to ’stop me’.
Frozen sand VI
Frozen sand VII
When the photograph is taken, the image that is captured holds all of the elements that created the perception.
The images are printed on a fine art paper which gives a textural feel to the image. Most of them will be 15" by 22" in size; Frozen sand III will be larger at 20" by 30". All will be framed with wood and a white double mat. The sizing of the images was decided upon by simply printing off images at different sizes. At some point, the image does not look right, its too big. Other images, like Frozen sand III, do well at being large.