Thus shall you think of all this fleeting world:
A star at dawn, a bubble in a stream;
A flash of lightning in a summer cloud,
A flickering lamp, a phantom, and a dream.
-- Buddha in The Diamond Sutra
Play of Light
Catching the Light of Dawn
Leaf on Ice
Sunlit Blue Ice
Vetch with Dew
More of Elizabeth's work can be seen at brootphoto.com
Hugh's contribution includes an 11 minute video of portraits of 70-odd imaginary personalities, and 7 mirrored images printed on satin.
Photography is usually considered a REALISTIC and documentary medium,
one which captures the world as it is, encapsulates memory,
and reflects the photographer's notions of truth and beauty.
My work in this show explores the IMAGINARY,
inviting the viewer to see, in bits of stone and wood and ice,
forms and personages which are figments, projections, wills o' the wisp,
conceits conjured into being by the mind.
"That looks like..." is a sort of mimetic perception and visual play
that has enlivened more than a million years of human evolution,
seems to be a universal and uniquely human capability,
and is in fact the very basis of art.
Soundtrack: "Freakout at the Souvlaki Hangout"
an improvisation with guitar (Daniel Heïkalo) and mandocello (Hugh Blackmer)
from Horton Landing Improvisations Volume 1
A bedjacket for Edith Sitwell
Somebody's been eating my porridge
The gold lamé suit
Christmas oyster pan
More of Hugh's images can be seen via his Photographic Work page.
See also Home Kitchen Cafe and Wooden Wunderkammer videos.