Juxtaposition is a sophisticated form of art. If applied to photography it becomes even more of a delicate and demanding process, in which any tiny imperfection can compromise the aesthetic result. Doug Fogelson has been practicing this technique for some time, searching for a refined visual outcome, a harmonious potpourri that remixes and blends shapes, colors and transparencies.
Among his latest creative explorations we find a work in progress called "Crystals", which evokes, and in part continues, a previous project titled "Salt Room", in which he scattered 3000 pounds of salt on the floor and walls of an art gallery, for both an installation and photographic elaborations.
As in many previous works, "Crystals" is bred from a series of analog photographic processes, obtained through multiple exposures on light sensitive materials. This series is the result of photograms obtained by exposing crystals to light while placed on 8 x 10 inches transparency film.
From a handful of crystals, Doug Fogelson obtains an abstract result with a simple chromatic and compositional impact. The photographer reveals their transparent and mineral structure through light and color, and arranges them like watercolor paintings, subjective, dilated and in constant movement. A flow that unleashes feelings of harmony and contrast, of calm and of tension.
Photos via dougfogelson.com