cole caswell

Date: 2017
Location: Maine, New Hampshire, Wisconsin, California, New Mexico.
Materials: Eighty-one 8″x10″ tintypes.

The Source uses visual experimentation to expose visions of the sun hidden from the human eye. Pushing at the idea of revealing that which cannot be seen the works reflect on our contemporary understandings of place, space and time. Abstract and detailed depictions of the sun pick up subtle silhouettes of trees and power lines grounding the images. However details in the sun’s relationship to clouds and atmosphere combine with aberrations in the wet plate emulsion creating an abstracted view of the qualities experienced within a place. In a reflexive manner, the works also play with the idea of looking into the sun  – and photographing the source of light.