The Same Difference Between Us and Them
William Douglas uses water in its many different forms as a central theme in his work because of its importance to biological growth and survival for all living organisms, with this he is attempting to raise questions about science and religion. In these photographs, Douglas works in the tradition of an on the road artist highlighting commonplace occurrences in Florida, Virginia, North Carolina, and Puerto Rico. He uses an image or a sequence of images to communicate universal concepts of life, love, and death. In addition to a traditional approach he uses color gradients, some captured with a camera others digitally fabricated from the pictures he takes to comment on how colors are perceived. He finds coastal regions that are accustom to deterioration of their landscapes due to severe weather have an aura that is prominent for making images of this kind.