A recent transplant to the Boston area, Luke Synder has been pursuing independent studies in photography at Massachusetts College of Art. Snyder’s background is in music, painting, and media arts, and he brings this unique combination and viewpoint to his photography. Recently, his work has been juried into exhibitions at the Photographic Center Northwest, the Phoenix Gallery, and the Stebbins Gallery.
Snyder has been working on a series entitled Atlantic Light, featuring images taken in coastal areas ranging from Maine to North Carolina. Using a unique interpositive method, he places 4 x 5 inch color prints taken originally with slide film into the negative carrier. The resulting 30 x 40 inch C-prints carry the grain of the paper and mimic the intense tones and colors of watercolors. Simultaneously evocative and ominous in tone, the resulting prints seem to glow, lending a presence to the land. The atmosphere appears luminous and thick, as if a storm was waiting or had just passed over the land. His simple yet grand compositions allude to the formal structure of Asian art and are almost musical in their arrangement.- Leslie K. Brown, PRC Curator
- Leslie K. Brown, PRC Curator
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