A. K. Nicholas is pleased to present this fine art photography portfolio album in limited quantity. Each album is numbered and signed by the artist. This printed album is a convenient and cost-effective way to collect art photography. The album format and affordability can be advantageous whether you’re just getting started with a limited budget, or are an experienced collector who is running out of wall space.
A. K. is fascinated by the power of liquid to bend light and take a figure photograph into a fictional world. The ungovernable nature of liquid provides a balance between order and chaos. Although the photographer can predict the general nature of each image, the exact details are left to the randomness of the liquid. A constantly moving mirror and lens, liquids provide intricate visual surprises. Ripples, reflections, splashes, and drops all contribute to a mix of highlights and shadows comprising intricate textures.
The patterns of ripples and waves can seem independent of scale with fascinating effects whether depicted close up or far away. The dreamlike nature of liquid adds a touch of the surreal.
In these images, liquids create textures, mood, colors, and unpredictable shapes through cascades, splashes, and ripples. There is something visceral and primal about many of these.
Below the surface is a world that is somewhat alien. Gone are the familiar behavior of light and gravity. The effects of atmosphere on perspective and light are peculiar. Bodies and hair are buoyant and sometimes appear weightless. The metaphor of flying through water is emphasized by outstretched limbs and sweeping motion.
There are myriad intriguing ways water moves when it falls, hits the body, then is propelled upwards and outwards. These behaviors of liquid are what first interested A. K. Nicholas in photographing liquids that appear frozen as they contact the body. Where the source of the water is external to the frame, it streams from above, or appear spontaneously as from nowhere, bursting or drizzling in subtle textures of reflection and shadow.
If you love to collect art photography please consider this or other deluxe oversize portfolio albums from A. K. Nicholas for your bookshelf or coffee table.