December 12, 2007

Surface Tension Session (2007) #6 (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

Digital infrared original
The first session of the second day of working with the water pool saw Andree arrive bright an early. We'd worked together for the first time a month before, but when I described the pool project, she immediately wished to participate. With the experience of the previous day's sessions guiding me, we began with a series of portraits, and then moved onto bodyscapes.
Digital infrared original
Some of my favourite images of Andree are of the water slowly drawing back off of her body; I'd ask her to submerge, and then very slowly bring her body to the surface - the results were really magical.
Digital infrared original, 18 frame stitch
Towards the end of the session, Andree moved into a pose which placed her head just out of the water, below an arched arm, and on direct axis with the rest of her body; it flows directly from some of the images of the previous day, but has a simplicity and clarity which was missing in the earlier versions.

The image was featured as a 15"x54" print in my 2008 exhibition "Memory of Water".

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