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Zoe. Sugar Mill, NOLA 1998

Zoe. Sugar Mill, NOLA 1998

I am particularly interested in what light and shadow do to line, form and texture. The female form takes a myriad of shapes, is both beautiful and dynamic in all its manifestations. My goal in these images is to reduce this form to its abstract essence and find the contrasts, the parallels, and the dynamic opposition that it creates. The natural world of rocks, trees, moss and sky as well as industrial scenarios with its metals, rust, and even the more more intimate environments of home and its soft edges, curtains, sheets, pillows provide an excellent tableau for just that exploration. The images in this series were created using Polaroid films, types 55 and 665. The inherent properties of these two very unique films allow for some wonderful adventures into the plastic nature of flesh and the topography of the female form as revealed in the realm of light and shadow.

Processed conventionally, the polaroid film’s grain gives skin a smooth, creamy feel. In other photographs, through the use of a technique called the “Sabattier effect”, where a negative is solarized, the shadow is found to have a more dominant role in delineating the topography of a body. Some images show an effort to impose textures in photographs of a variety other than traditional film grains. By allowing the fresh, soft, wet negative to be exposed to ambient light, to become easily distressed by elements on a location such as sand, dust, leaves, and then by using other techniques such as wet scanning, these images are given a distinctive look.

Zoe, Vazquez Rocks #10, CA 2002

Zoe, Vazquez Rocks #10, CA 2002

Tori in studio #4 , Rochester, NY 2002

Tori in studio #4 , Rochester, NY 2002

Melancholic #11, Durham, NC 2015

Melancholic #11, Durham, NC 2015

Zoe, Vazquez Rocks #9, CA 2002

Zoe, Vazquez Rocks #9, CA 2002

Shadows and Fog. Tori, Woodstock, NY 2002

Shadows and Fog. Tori, Woodstock, NY 2002

Zoe, dowtown LA #2, Los Angeles, CA 2003

Zoe, dowtown LA #2, Los Angeles, CA 2003

Zoe, Vazquez Rocks #3, CA 2002

Zoe, Vazquez Rocks #3, CA 2002

Sasha #1, Red Rocks Canyon, NV 2004

Sasha #1, Red Rocks Canyon, NV 2004

Zoe at backbone trail #4, CA 2002

Zoe at backbone trail #4, CA 2002

Zoe, dowtown LA #1, Los Angeles, CA 2003

Zoe, dowtown LA #1, Los Angeles, CA 2003

Gael breathing fire #3, LIncoln Beach, New Orleans, LA 2000

Gael breathing fire #3, LIncoln Beach, New Orleans, LA 2000

Sam with rock, Lake Mead, NV 2003

Sam with rock, Lake Mead, NV 2003

Zoe, Vazquez Rocks #2, CA 2002

Zoe, Vazquez Rocks #2, CA 2002

Tori, gesture #7, Woodstock, NY 2002

Tori, gesture #7, Woodstock, NY 2002

Zoe, Vazquez Rocks #4, CA 2002

Zoe, Vazquez Rocks #4, CA 2002

Sam #6, Lake Mead, NV 2003

Sam #6, Lake Mead, NV 2003

Sam #4, Lake Mead, NV 2003

Sam #4, Lake Mead, NV 2003

Tori in River #1, Woodstock, NY 2002

Tori in River #1, Woodstock, NY 2002

Erica in studio #2, New Orleans, LA 1994

Erica in studio #2, New Orleans, LA 1994

Zoe on a fuzzy chair #2, Los Angeles, CA 2003

Zoe on a fuzzy chair #2, Los Angeles, CA 2003

Gael torso #1, LIncoln Beach, New Orleans, LA 2000

Gael torso #1, LIncoln Beach, New Orleans, LA 2000

bryce_lankard_zoe.vazquezrocks#6.ca.jpg
Tori at lime cave #1, Woodstock, NY 2002

Tori at lime cave #1, Woodstock, NY 2002

Melancholic #1, Durham, NC 2015

Melancholic #1, Durham, NC 2015

Erica in studio #1, New Orleans, LA 1994

Erica in studio #1, New Orleans, LA 1994

Catherine Delish at Pussycat Cavern, NOLA 1998

Catherine Delish at Pussycat Cavern, NOLA 1998

Zoe as Moth, New Orleans, LA 1998

Zoe as Moth, New Orleans, LA 1998

Heather in studio #1, New Orleans, LA 1996

Heather in studio #1, New Orleans, LA 1996

Gael #1, LIncoln Beach, New Orleans, LA 2000

Gael #1, LIncoln Beach, New Orleans, LA 2000

Sasha #4, Red Rocks Canyon, NV 2004

Sasha #4, Red Rocks Canyon, NV 2004

Sam #1, Lake Mead, NV 2003

Sam #1, Lake Mead, NV 2003

Sasha #6, Red Rocks Canyon, NV 2004

Sasha #6, Red Rocks Canyon, NV 2004

Cyd with vines #3, New Orleans, LA 2000

Cyd with vines #3, New Orleans, LA 2000

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Tori, gesture #3, Woodstock, NY 2002

Tori, gesture #3, Woodstock, NY 2002

Cyd in Studio #1, NOLA 2002

Cyd in Studio #1, NOLA 2002

Tori in studio #2 , Rochester, NY 2002

Tori in studio #2 , Rochester, NY 2002

Tori in studio #1 , Rochester, NY 2002

Tori in studio #1 , Rochester, NY 2002

Tori in studio #3 , Rochester, NY 2002

Tori in studio #3 , Rochester, NY 2002

Zoe on a throne, Los Angeles, CA 2003

Zoe on a throne, Los Angeles, CA 2003

Tori in studio #9 , Rochester, NY 2002

Tori in studio #9 , Rochester, NY 2002

Cyd in Studio #9, NOLA 2002

Cyd in Studio #9, NOLA 2002

Tori in studio #12 , Rochester, NY 2002

Tori in studio #12 , Rochester, NY 2002

Cyd in Studio #7, NOLA 2002

Cyd in Studio #7, NOLA 2002

Zoe in studio #2, Los Angeles, CA 2003

Zoe in studio #2, Los Angeles, CA 2003

Cyd in Studio #3, NOLA 2002

Cyd in Studio #3, NOLA 2002

Cyd in Studio #5, NOLA 2002

Cyd in Studio #5, NOLA 2002

Zoe. Sugar Mill, NOLA 1998

I am particularly interested in what light and shadow do to line, form and texture. The female form takes a myriad of shapes, is both beautiful and dynamic in all its manifestations. My goal in these images is to reduce this form to its abstract essence and find the contrasts, the parallels, and the dynamic opposition that it creates. The natural world of rocks, trees, moss and sky as well as industrial scenarios with its metals, rust, and even the more more intimate environments of home and its soft edges, curtains, sheets, pillows provide an excellent tableau for just that exploration. The images in this series were created using Polaroid films, types 55 and 665. The inherent properties of these two very unique films allow for some wonderful adventures into the plastic nature of flesh and the topography of the female form as revealed in the realm of light and shadow.

Processed conventionally, the polaroid film’s grain gives skin a smooth, creamy feel. In other photographs, through the use of a technique called the “Sabattier effect”, where a negative is solarized, the shadow is found to have a more dominant role in delineating the topography of a body. Some images show an effort to impose textures in photographs of a variety other than traditional film grains. By allowing the fresh, soft, wet negative to be exposed to ambient light, to become easily distressed by elements on a location such as sand, dust, leaves, and then by using other techniques such as wet scanning, these images are given a distinctive look.

Zoe, Vazquez Rocks #10, CA 2002

Tori in studio #4 , Rochester, NY 2002

Melancholic #11, Durham, NC 2015

Zoe, Vazquez Rocks #9, CA 2002

Shadows and Fog. Tori, Woodstock, NY 2002

Zoe, dowtown LA #2, Los Angeles, CA 2003

Zoe, Vazquez Rocks #3, CA 2002

Sasha #1, Red Rocks Canyon, NV 2004

Zoe at backbone trail #4, CA 2002

Zoe, dowtown LA #1, Los Angeles, CA 2003

Gael breathing fire #3, LIncoln Beach, New Orleans, LA 2000

Sam with rock, Lake Mead, NV 2003

Zoe, Vazquez Rocks #2, CA 2002

Tori, gesture #7, Woodstock, NY 2002

Zoe, Vazquez Rocks #4, CA 2002

Sam #6, Lake Mead, NV 2003

Sam #4, Lake Mead, NV 2003

Tori in River #1, Woodstock, NY 2002

Erica in studio #2, New Orleans, LA 1994

Zoe on a fuzzy chair #2, Los Angeles, CA 2003

Gael torso #1, LIncoln Beach, New Orleans, LA 2000

Tori at lime cave #1, Woodstock, NY 2002

Melancholic #1, Durham, NC 2015

Erica in studio #1, New Orleans, LA 1994

Catherine Delish at Pussycat Cavern, NOLA 1998

Zoe as Moth, New Orleans, LA 1998

Heather in studio #1, New Orleans, LA 1996

Gael #1, LIncoln Beach, New Orleans, LA 2000

Sasha #4, Red Rocks Canyon, NV 2004

Sam #1, Lake Mead, NV 2003

Sasha #6, Red Rocks Canyon, NV 2004

Cyd with vines #3, New Orleans, LA 2000

File written by Adobe Photoshop® 5.0

Tori, gesture #3, Woodstock, NY 2002

Cyd in Studio #1, NOLA 2002

Tori in studio #2 , Rochester, NY 2002

Tori in studio #1 , Rochester, NY 2002

Tori in studio #3 , Rochester, NY 2002

Zoe on a throne, Los Angeles, CA 2003

Tori in studio #9 , Rochester, NY 2002

Cyd in Studio #9, NOLA 2002

Tori in studio #12 , Rochester, NY 2002

Cyd in Studio #7, NOLA 2002

Zoe in studio #2, Los Angeles, CA 2003

Cyd in Studio #3, NOLA 2002

Cyd in Studio #5, NOLA 2002

Zoe. Sugar Mill, NOLA 1998
Zoe, Vazquez Rocks #10, CA 2002
Tori in studio #4 , Rochester, NY 2002
Melancholic #11, Durham, NC 2015
Zoe, Vazquez Rocks #9, CA 2002
Shadows and Fog. Tori, Woodstock, NY 2002
Zoe, dowtown LA #2, Los Angeles, CA 2003
Zoe, Vazquez Rocks #3, CA 2002
Sasha #1, Red Rocks Canyon, NV 2004
Zoe at backbone trail #4, CA 2002
Zoe, dowtown LA #1, Los Angeles, CA 2003
Gael breathing fire #3, LIncoln Beach, New Orleans, LA 2000
Sam with rock, Lake Mead, NV 2003
Zoe, Vazquez Rocks #2, CA 2002
Tori, gesture #7, Woodstock, NY 2002
Zoe, Vazquez Rocks #4, CA 2002
Sam #6, Lake Mead, NV 2003
Sam #4, Lake Mead, NV 2003
Tori in River #1, Woodstock, NY 2002
Erica in studio #2, New Orleans, LA 1994
Zoe on a fuzzy chair #2, Los Angeles, CA 2003
Gael torso #1, LIncoln Beach, New Orleans, LA 2000
bryce_lankard_zoe.vazquezrocks#6.ca.jpg
Tori at lime cave #1, Woodstock, NY 2002
Melancholic #1, Durham, NC 2015
Erica in studio #1, New Orleans, LA 1994
Catherine Delish at Pussycat Cavern, NOLA 1998
Zoe as Moth, New Orleans, LA 1998
Heather in studio #1, New Orleans, LA 1996
Gael #1, LIncoln Beach, New Orleans, LA 2000
Sasha #4, Red Rocks Canyon, NV 2004
Sam #1, Lake Mead, NV 2003
Sasha #6, Red Rocks Canyon, NV 2004
Cyd with vines #3, New Orleans, LA 2000
Tori, gesture #3, Woodstock, NY 2002
Cyd in Studio #1, NOLA 2002
Tori in studio #2 , Rochester, NY 2002
Tori in studio #1 , Rochester, NY 2002
Tori in studio #3 , Rochester, NY 2002
Zoe on a throne, Los Angeles, CA 2003
Tori in studio #9 , Rochester, NY 2002
Cyd in Studio #9, NOLA 2002
Tori in studio #12 , Rochester, NY 2002
Cyd in Studio #7, NOLA 2002
Zoe in studio #2, Los Angeles, CA 2003
Cyd in Studio #3, NOLA 2002
Cyd in Studio #5, NOLA 2002