art: Obscured Light Series

Obscured Light: a conceptual fine art series.

Obscured Light is an experimental portrait series. In which I am working with obstructing the light as it reaches and records on the camera’s sensor. All images are made in camera without the help of post processing. Each image is a combination of calculated composition. As well as the beauty of the unknown and random interactions between various layers of light. 

To summarize, these images translate into a two dimensional visual field emotions. Including the obscurities of humanity and our environments. 

Limited Edition Prints Available.
Series created in 2016/2017

Obscured Light, experimental portrait by photographer Ella Sophie. Model Corie Shannon. Oakland CA

Double exposure portrait with woman and skull. Art portrait by Ella Sophie.

Crystal and mesh multiple exposure portrait of Vera Vinot, Hudson NY. By Photographer Ella Sophie

Multiple-exposure photo showing back of model Corie Shannon and spine. By Ella Sophie, Obscured Light Series. Oakland CA

Obscured Light Portrait of artist Alexandra Galiardo, by photographer Ella Sophie, NYC.

Obscured Light Series, experimental portrait photography by Ella Sophie, woman in white with ferns.

Obscured Light Portrait of Artist Vera Vinot with feather and wood grain by Photographer Ella Sophie.

Obscured Light Series, experimental portrait photography by Ella Sophie, woman with horse skull and closed eyes.

Alexandra Galiardo in 2012 NYC as part of the Obscured Light series by photographer Ella Sophie

Horse skull, nose and lips in warm tones. Obscured Light Series, experimental portrait photography by Ella Sophie.

Obscured Light Series, experimental portrait photography by Ella Sophie, black woman's face with flowers and eyes closed

Obscured Light Series, experimental portrait photography by Ella Sophie. Oakland CA Artist & Photographer.

Obscured Light Series, experimental portrait photography by Ella Sophie, black woman wearing white with green leaves.

Experimental portrait of Alexandra Galiardo, photography by Ella Sophie, Oakland California.

Vera Vinot with pine tree multiple exposure portrait. By San Francisco portrait photographer Ella Sophie. Obscured Light Series

Portrait with feather, browns and earth tones, by Ella Sophie, San Francisco Photographer

Obscured Light portrait of Chelsea Sanson. Black and white multiple exposure woman with leaves and wood texture by Oakland photographers Ella Sophie

Inspiration and history:

The Obscured Light series started in 2015. I was living & working in NYC. There, the abstract art many of my fellow artists were creating at the time influenced this work. Also the beauty found in the randomness of life is a driving force behind this series. Living in NYC, I spent many hours on the subway. Seeing faces reflected through the windows, obscured by various fleeting flashes of light. These collective experiences inspired me to create the Obscured Light Series. The abstraction that created by using multiple-exposures captures the complexity of self reflection.

This series represents a shift in my personal work. Before creating the this series my personal work often felt dark. Expressing the rage and disappointment I felt by the injustices of society. Images such as the Distorted Fishnets series, Dolls, and Edible. But in this case, with this series I experienced a shift. Finding and focusing on beauty. Because joy can in itself be a form of resistance. So, creating thought-provoking and soothing images is the goal for the Obscured Light series.

I hope you enjoy these images. By the way, you can see more of my personal and conceptual series. Just click here.

Other Artists who participated in this series:

Some fantastic artists and models participated in this series.
Vera Vinot – art model and abstract artist. https://www.veravinot.com/
Alexandra Galiardo – abstract artist http://www.alexandragaliardo.com/
Chelsea Sanson – bay area model, view more on her instagram
Corie Shannon – model/photographer http://www.corieshannon.com/

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