Visual Arts: Photography

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Columbia, Maryland,

Priscilla Dale Jones: PhDale Photography

Visual Arts: Photography

About the artist:

I took my first photographs as a young child growing up in Coronado, with a film camera my father gave me. His enthusiasm for photography inspired me. I am particularly interested in macro photography, capturing overlooked details and exploring miniature worlds hidden in ordinary objects, and in the relationship of color, light, shadow, form, perception, and imagination. My photographs capture forms of water and variations of light, all interacting with glass. The result of different lighting conditions, the images evolve, with adjustments, into abstract representations of four elements of the physical world: earth, air, fire, and water. The images are titled, but they invite an interaction with--and are open to interpretation by--viewers, guided by their own intuition, perceptions, experiences, and memories. Each image provides a close-up glimpse of water: its forms, natural patterns, and chance and unrepeatable combinations that constantly change as the image is captured. The final result is a sometimes representational, sometimes surreal image of something in the larger world, beyond the viewfinder: a landscape, a seascape, a life form, a space form--remembered, dreamed, or imagined.