Tom & Lois White

 

FIRE / WORKS

UNDERLIGHT STUDIES

ROADWAY CONVERSATIONS

URBAN : REDUX

INDUSTRIAL ROMANCE

AQUA MAGNAE

FIRE / WORKS

 

Photographs, digital subtractive multiple exposure; archival pigment print on 360gsm cold press cotton rag

Seven years in the making, this body of work represents our unique view of the mundane yet broadly popular phenomenon - firework displays. Always viewed from a distance and in a predetermined mechanical sequence, it is a very common visual experience. Our idea is to imagine what it is like to be up close and inside the event and visualize the light and energy more intimately. We photograph, dissect and reconfigure the scenes, then relaunch the sequence. With the combination of abstract and representational, we retain an essence of the original event but with a new painterly sense..

52x40in; edition of 3
36x26in; edition of 12
2 AP each


Underlight Studies

Photographs; archival pigment print on 360gsm cold press cotton rag.

An ongoing black and white photographic study of the motion and structure of light in different forms. The energy, randomness, shape, fleeting nature, simplicity and complexity, purpose and beauty (or lack of) are all features of the study. It is essential for us to apply the study as negative black and white, which shows these qualities in their very essence, undistracted by color and similar to drawn elements on paper, accentuated by the print process.

30×40in; edition of 3
24×32in; edition of 7
16×20in; edition of 10
2 AP each