From Forrest Elliott:
I would like to invite you to the opening reception of my current body of work, Human Landscapes. The opening is going to be on June 1st from 5-7 PM at Mocha Rizing. Here is a bit of background on my current work:
In this series of photographs I explore mankind's relationships and conflicts to himself and his environment, within a more modernized world. Through this juxtaposition, I focus on the simplicity of the figure by viewing it through the same lens which he examines the natural world. Seeing as each image is composed of two different frames, this allows for an apparent conflict between the two images. Just as there is conflict between the human subject and the natural element accompanying them. There is the possibility these images question dominance verse subservience.
Their subdued monochromatic character allows the eye to focus on form and content within a composition. Black and white photography forces the viewer to notice how lighting is affecting the subject rather than the accuracy of color. Since the advent of color black and white often connotes something nostalgic, historic, or anachronistic. Juxtaposed to black and white photography, colored photographs record three channels of luminance or brightness instead of one. Colors have a psychological and emotional power that can make us feel a certain way. These emotions like the colors are ephemeral. Their existence is brief before they metamorphose into something different, just as nature does.
Below is a link to my website where you can learn more about the exhibition.
I hope you will be able to make it! Please feel free to call or email me with any questions.
See you on the 1st,
Forrest K. Elliott UNH BFA Photography