Frank Grisdale Statement


Artist Statement
A number of different aesthetic traditions, both contemporary and traditional, have contributed to my development as an experimental landscape photographer.

Early photography master Edward Steichen’s Pictorialist approach to landscapes has long fascinated me.

I am influenced by William Turner’s later landscapes which left out solid objects and details to emphasize the play of light, and by Mark Rothko’s luminous Colour Field work.

In the modern era, the colour photographer Eliot Porter’s “Intimate Landscapes”, as well as Ernst Haas’s color motion studies, have both been important to my thinking.


Process Statement
In this series I am using ambient movement during exposures to reduce and soften life's fine details.

My interest is in depicting the sublime.


 
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