Emergence and Light

September 29, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

 

Light and Emergence

 

Light has intensity, direction, color and as I continue to discover, shape. In recent explorations, I have become more aware of light as form illuminating objects in the darkness.

What are the visual roots of this journey?

Below, an "Arrow", seen on a photo walk in Boston is not an arrow at all, but light in the form of one. In the "Inner Light, Fort Adams" the light entering from the left side of the image is a shape all its own, that illuminates the darkness of the tunnel.

Light Arrow, BostonLight Arrow, Boston Interior Spaces, Fort AdamsInterior Spaces, Fort AdamsIn this revolutionary era fort, with brick walls and dirt floors, I found the presence of light to be as strong a subject as that which it was illuminating.

 

This path of visualizing recently blossomed into conscious awareness of seeing light and vibration almost everywhere. These intuitively have always existed but have been heretofore unrecognized as potential subjects. I am inspired to see this mostly in interiors, lit by direct window light or from a source out of the line of sight.

 

Lantern in the Shadows, ProvincetownLantern in the Shadows, Provincetown
 
JumpersJumpers
 
Broken ArrowBroken Arrow
 
Preying MantisPreying Mantis
 

This last grouping of images continues the progression of light intuitively as subject.  Underexposure – saving the detail in the highlights & creating mystery in the shadows is a technique I have found to be most ‘illuminating’. I have also incorporated High Dynamic Range (blending of three exposures, one stop of light apart) into my field toolbox. 

The random nature of fleeting dancing patterns of light has brought a new playfulness and inspiration to my photography

 

 

Morning LightMorning Light
 
Light from Within, Rockport, MALight from Within, Rockport, MA
 
Apparition #1Apparition #1
 
Spiral StairSpiral Stair
 

 

This metaphor of the light within me has been lingering, waiting for the right moment to emerge. This emergence is spiritual; seeing light in the darkness and coming out of the darkness.

Cindy Horovitz Wilson

September 2021

 

 


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