Photographer #364: Christy Lee Rogers

Christy Lee Rogers, 1972, USA, is a self-taught photographer from Hawaii who lives and works in Los Angeles and Kailua, Hawaii. Throughout the years she has specialized and perfected her technique of photographing in water. The water, in which light travels slower thus creating a higher optical density, is used to produce dream-like illusions. It intensifies colors and blurs the subjects creating painter-like images. The color photographs are achieved without digital manipulation and remind us of Baroque paintings. The floating female bodies and clothing bend and distort due to this technique. She uses Chiaroscuro, a term that dates from the Renaissance period describing the use of strong contrasts between light and dark, to capture the female form in an abyss of boundless space. In 2008 she released her book Siren and has exhibited her work extensively throughout the United States. The following images come from the series Odyssey, Siren and Inversion.

Website: www.christyrogers.com

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