Eric Cahan‘s ‘sky series’ photographs simply remind us how beautiful the skies above us are especially at sunrise and sunset. He carefully records the time and location of each image in order to remind us of that momentary beauty when the sky is at its fullest polychromatic glory. However, as wonderful as these images are they’re not quite natural – although he rarely uses photoshop – as Cahan uses his own specially made coloured resin filters to accentuate the glorious colours that are present in the sky every morning and evening.
Cahan is particularly influenced by the Impressionists depiction of natural light and its ever-changing qualities -something Monet is most known for – as well as the scientific nature of colour – how the the science of how colours, tones and hues combine to create widely varied determinable results. In regards to his images he finds that sunrises generally have a marine layer with the sky having fewer clouds while at sunset the colours become more saturated.
Cahan says of his work:
My mission is to capture light. Light is the true subject of this series: its constant mystery, the way it shifts and colors everything around it in nature. My work is meant to capture a moment in nature, asking and empowering the viewer to be fully present, involved, and uplifted. I want the viewer to be drawn in, and be completely absorbed by, rather than separate from, that fleeting moment in time.
These images can only inspire, only remind you of the true bauty of nature, a phenomenon that occurs twice a day and we often take for granted.
Via Design Boom
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