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
Close-cropped, delicate details of the richly textured surfaces and skin of living animals — meditations on the beauty of nature.
Antarctica: an icon of international cooperation, an increasingly alarming climate archive, ground zero of our future — the telling story is in the cracks.
The Dutch duo Schilte & Portielje exploit the combination of advanced computer techniques and the nostalgic feel of black-and-white film to create surreal images vibrating with ambiguity.
Staged re-enactments of tarot cards symbolize the power of superstition in Haitian slums, conveying the people's deep-running belief in the power Voodoo.