There is something mysterious about the ways sunlight affects the senses of humans and plants, how leaves and branches instinctively turn sunward or how humans react to the emotional light of a day’s beginning or end. It is fascinating to imagine what plants and trees might experience as their sense organs record this information. What does a plant sense with the first rays of light in the morning or the last at night? What does touch feel like to a plant? What does rain, wind or even thunder feel like? And, what kinds of discourses do these organisms have with one another regarding these experiences? Contemplating the answers to these questions guided the image making for this series. Using Fujifilm Fujichrome Provia 100 transparencies and playing with the expressive focusing capabilities of an analog 4x5 view camera, the images presented intense colors and non-conventional interpretations of the landscape. This project was photographed during mornings and late afternoons in Governor’s Park, Tallahassee, Florida 2016.
Chasing the Light, Summer in San Marco 2011