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Nowhere Gaze – Carson Lynn

Feb 26, 2018 - Carson Lynn

Landscape is often utilized as proof of the existence of a location, yet the images in Nowhere Gaze are meant as recordings of time and motion within a space, and not as a documentation of the space.

The images in Nowhere Gaze are made using tri-color separation, an early color photographic process. In these photographs, everything that is still stays its original color, whilst everything in motion becomes vibrantly colorful.

From a distance, the photographs in Nowhere Gaze still retain their saturation, but zooming in to the images reveals that these iridescent rainbows are even present at the pixel level. From second to second, there are movements in nature so miniscule that our eyes cannot detect them; yet with the aid of photography, we can view how seemingly inactive landscapes subtly shift over time.