Light Abstracts

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“I’ve chosen to present the sunlight images as timeless snapshots of the sun’s stunning, inaudible moments. They’re not just “pretty pictures”. – Denise Tarantino, Photographer

As a photography student, at The International Center for Photography, NYC, I presented a concept for my Light Abstracts project to a world-renowned photographer. She responded by snubbing my idea, calling it ‘cliché’ and professing, rather loudly, that she didn’t want to see ‘pretty pictures’.

Admittedly, I was a little discouraged but understood her underlining point. With her comments in mind, I sought to capture the beginning and ending of sunlight in its most grand, glorious and dazzling abstract of mystical shadows, sparkling particles and luminous colors. Using the forest, desert and ocean as my canvas, I brushed the sun’s pallet with the flash of a camera.

In my series Light Abstracts Through the Trees, I’ve chosen to present the sunlight images as timeless snapshots of the sun’s stunning, inaudible moments. They’re not just “pretty pictures”.