Sunday, August 19, 2018

BEAUTY: Photography--Christy Lee Rogers

The photography of Hawaiian photographer Christy Lee Rogers is immediately arresting. Floating bodies, swirling and twisting fabric, and chiaroscuro lighting give her astonishing works the feeling of a Renaissance painting. Her work is all the more astonishing when you understand that she creates her artworks underwater!

She says, "My purpose behind the work is to question and find understanding in the craziness, tragedy, vulnerability, beauty and power of mankind."

Her website bio speaks about her process.
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.

Top to bottom: Apparition; Awaken; If The Heart Could Fly; Imagine; Our Hopes And Expectations; Rhapsody; Shine; The Gravity of Water; The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter; The Innocents; The Unending Journey

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