SUNSET, SKY, SHORELINE
During the past few years various images of mine specifically examine the way shapes of light and color interact in the natural setting of lakeshore scenery. I acknowledge painter Mark Rothko as a prime influence whose artwork I relied upon for imagining those photographs. Although, I am aware of a certain amount of irony, since Rothko expressed a strong dislike of nature and being categorized as “an abstract landscapist.” Most of my photography documenting settings in the Indiana Dunes appears in the horizontal perspective I favor for landscape. However, over time I have gathered a number of strictly vertical shots taken in a portrait mode clearly to be considered as separate from my usual content and more like the format preferred by Rothko for his color field paintings, what I describe as blurred blocks of concentrated color floating across a canvas. Consequently, I have decided to exhibit the following gallery of similar images in different degrees of abstraction I have collected. Please click on the photos below to view a larger display and to scroll through all of them.