I refer to this series as The Color of White, which is primarily inspired by my experience of Alaska's immersive and beautiful white-on-white winter landscape. Created by using three separate images captured over time, each artwork in this series usually an hour or so to shoot and then blended over one another to create a colorful multiple exposure image. Mountain landscapes inspire me. Growing up in West Texas's flat planes offered the distant summits of New Mexico, Colorado, California, and now Alaska a certain allure. When I see a mountain, my eyes move skyward, seeking the peak. ~ Tom
⋙ Field Notes
Shooting across Portage Lake to create a winter photograph seemed easy. Walk down to the lake through four-foot snowdrifts, set up a tripod, and wait for the weather to change. And on its surface, it was. The key was not breaking an ankle on the rocks I couldn't see under the snow. Worth all of the discomfort, this image functions as a sublime portal into another reality. This works' compositional structure, similar to traditional picturesque landscape paintings, invites the viewer to enter the scene through two forms on either side, which anchor the picture to reality. But beyond that, light and movement of clouds and fog create an ethereal portal to another world.
Portage Glacier 02
All prints are printed on 100% cotton Hahnemuhle Pearl Photo Rag inkjet paper and meet the highest requirements for museum-quality age-resistant digital photographic printing. Each print will last 60+ years before showing signs of fading.
Each numbered limited edition print comes with a certificate of authenticity. If the framed option is select, the work is mounted and framed using museum-quality standards in a 3” deep shadowbox style frame and comes ready to hang.