The Force of Nature series is comprised of mosaics of closely cropped photos of the body layered with found photos of natural disasters. Natural disasters are used as a way of expressing forces out of our control, while body parts express the personal and visceral. Together these combined images explore themes of chaos and control, love and loss, inner turmoil and outer calm, exposure and concealment. When viewed from a distance, these images are experienced as one thing, and yet another when viewed up close.
— Marcella S. Davis
A series of photographs that explore one woman's relationship with her eccentric, sometimes exasperating father—who she also resembles, admires and loves.
A sequence of new, layered photographs accompanied by original poems by a talented artist from St. Petersburg. Soak in the details of each complex image with our full-screen slideshow.
A portrait/landscape story inspired by a Zen analogy which asks you to try and discover new things in the same forest that you pass through every day. 1st Prize Winner, Portfolio Category, LensCulture Portrait Awards 2014.
Baobab trees are some of the largest living things on the planet and have a potential lifespan of more than a thousand years. Elaine Ling travelled far distances to find and photograph some incredible specimens with her large format camera. Can you spot the human posing next to the tree?