Thursday, 22 January 2009

Elijah Gowin

Image copyright Elijah Gowin
Interesting techniques don't do it for me alone. Together with some interesting subjects and a good dose of variety though and I'm hooked............... www.elijahgowin.com



3 comments:

colin pantall said...

The falling and floating ones are great - and ever so complex!

Mark Page said...

Colin if you got time please share, How for instance does the idea tie in with the technique, does that matter am I missing the point? I was attracted to them, a gut thing, a feeling that it had something new to say to me that's how most photographers end up here, but what he's saying still not sure. I have heard him discribed as a story teller and I can see that with the mono work.

colin pantall said...

I don't know if the subject matter does tie in with the technique. The muted palette and interweaving of the fibres add to the washed out look - which adds to the multiple interpretations you can put on them.

There's a lot going on in them even though they seem so simple - and that's what I like above the arts and craftiness. A little bit Rodchenko, a little bit sci-fi, a little post-apocalyptic, a little bit 911 all twisted into a nostalgic childhood memory idyll.

The more you look the more you see in other words and that's always good - and quite rare.