Near the shores in the city of Van, a cat and a fox are often seen playing together. A local said he first saw them together when they shared some left over fish from a fisherman. The pair soon began to play together and it has now been over a year since they began this unlikely alliance.
Barry Underwood - Light Installations:
1. Blue Line, 2010
2. Trace (Yellow), 2008
3. Pink, 2008
These images are documentations of full-scale installations that are built on-site in the landscape. Using illusion, imagination, and narrative, my photographs explore the potential of the ordinary. I approach my photographic work with a theatrical sensibility, much like a cinematographer or set designer would. By reading the landscape and altering the vista through lights and photographic effects, I transform everyday scenes into unique images. Light and color alter the perception of space, while defamiliarizing common objects. Space collapses, while the lights that I install appear as intrusions and interventions. This combination renders the forms in the landscape abstract. Inspired by cinema, land art, and contemporary painting, the resulting photographs are both surreal and familiar. They suggest a larger narrative, and yet that narrative remains elusive and mystifying.