The park was pretty overwhelming in general, so I focused a lot harder on smaller areas of the park, where I was more inspired. Still, Yosemite was a challenge. Here’s a couple, there are more coming. Also, I’m throwing in a picture taken in Worcester the other night as well.
It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted anything to the blog. Since the end of the summer, I’ve been to San Francisco, Yosemite, Philadelphia and New York about 6 times, so things here have been busy. However, there will be some new pictures up of California in the next few days, as well as some new night work. Also, my internship at Boston’s Photographic Resource Center is definitely going to be inspiring more blog posts. I’ve got a show up in Worcester right now, the details of which are still being worked out, so, I’ll get back to you on that in the next couple days.
I came across this guy totally randomly as I was checking out LOZ, the blog run by Laurence Vecten, a photographer based out of France. Özant’s work, especially from his series “Pause” and “Pause M” consists largely of images of airplanes caught behind trees and other visual obstructions. Özant explains his photos as serving as an interruption of anticipation. His idea of capturing an image at a time when most people are anticipating what comes after, such as the plane emerging from the tree, is interesting in itself. However, he also seems to have followed through with a visual concept that challenges the way the viewer is able to perceive the image. The airplanes are often so integrated into the other parts of the picture that you are challenged to look at the relationship between such a massive piece of modern technology and nature (cliche, I know, but…) in a way that focuses exclusively on form and texture. I think these pictures are pretty cool, and I’d like to see more work like this come from Özant. Özant is Turkish, but currently lives and works out of Toronto. You can check out his website here.
All images on this post are © Özant Kamaci