Harmony 2018

Underwater Photograph… The Muses collection is about the beauty and vulnerability of being human. The intentions for all of my work start with a desire to express a sense of wonder and tranquility beyond what we see here in reality; and to create a sanctuary for the viewer, a place separate from the chaos of the world, where it’s safe to dream. Shot underwater in Hawaii, the colors, cascading bodies and contrasts of light and darkness were utilized to create movement and purpose within each scene, and ask questions about our existence. My perspective from outside the water, looking in and using the surface of a pool as a canvas, allows for beautiful natural effects like the refraction of light, soft bubbles and imperfections. These imperfections are what drive the whole process, and through these flaws I believe we find freedom and harmony.

Rhapsody 2018

Underwater Photograph… The Muses collection is about the beauty and vulnerability of being human. The intentions for all of my work start with a desire to express a sense of wonder and tranquility beyond what we see here in reality; and to create a sanctuary for the viewer, a place separate from the chaos of the world, where it’s safe to dream. Shot underwater in Hawaii, the colors, cascading bodies and contrasts of light and darkness were utilized to create movement and purpose within each scene, and ask questions about our existence. My perspective from outside the water, looking in and using the surface of a pool as a canvas, allows for beautiful natural effects like the refraction of light, soft bubbles and imperfections. These imperfections are what drive the whole process, and through these flaws I believe we find freedom and harmony.

Muses 2018

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Christy Lee Rogers

United States

http://www.christyleerogers.com

Christy Lee Rogers is a visual artist from Kailua, Hawaii. Her obsession with water as a medium for breaking the conventions of contemporary photography has led to her work being compared to Baroque painting masters like Caravaggio. Boisterous in color and complexity, Rogers applies her cunning technique to a barrage of bodies submerged in water during the night, and creates her effects using the refraction of light. Through a fragile process of experimentation, she builds elaborate scenes of coalesced colors and entangled bodies that exalt the human character as one of vigor and warmth, while also capturing the beauty and vulnerability of the tragic experience that is the human condition.

Rogers’ works have been exhibited globally from Paris, London, Italy, Mexico City to Shanghai, Sao Paulo, South Africa, Los Angeles and more, and are held in private and public collections throughout the world.

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