Christy Lee Rogers ‘Odyssey’ photography series is quite unlike anything I have seen. She wears her influences on her sleeves – the richness and exuberant colour of the Baroque artists, particularly Caravaggio, who’s mostly known for his use of the lighting technique called chiaroscuro – which literally means light-dark in Italian – which involves using dramatic lighting to elicit drama. Like a stage set. This technique and her love of water – I would too if I lived in Hawaii – has led her to create these incredible tableaux.
And before you ask there is no use of photoshop, no post – production trickery. These photos are all shot on site, in the water, at night. unbelievable. A statement on her website has put it alot more eloquently than me:
Her figures represent something internal and widely experienced. She successfully and intelligently depicts the wordless doubts and dreams that all of humanity is heir to. Beneath the wondrous exterior, at their core, these strange figures are more human than human; their souls are bared and radiant to one and all.