Feature: Gretchen Grace
These images represent what we don’t normally see, whether planetary or molecular. Like a funhouse mirror, things bend, shift, and collide, forming an ethereal riot. At times these effects leave the realm of photography and tip into abstract painting and collage. Each shot is done completely in camera, and the constructions in front of the camera are 3-D collages.
As a springboard, I refer to the abstract photogram language of Laszlo Moholy-Nagy who said, “The enemy of photography is the convention, the fixed rules of ‘how to do it’. The salvation of photography comes from the experiment.”