Monday, December 11, 2017

REB reviews Bill Armstrong

Bill Armstrong created a technique that visualizes and controls blur in order to create abstract images instead of “straight” photography. For his Infinity series he takes existing photographs, manipulates them and constructs collages that he photographs on film with the camera focus set to infinity. The compositions are all figurative, you can see an outline of a person but whom it truly is remains a mystery. With the extreme defocus creates lush fields of color, eliminating intricate detail but offers different levels of visual information. You know how you’re knocked out in a fight and you regain consciousness, Armstrong presents us with our vison coming back with gritty color outlines and confusion on what we are waking up to.

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