Statement


Photographs are a wondrous combination of serendipity and intention. The observer effect in physics also holds true for art: seeing the world can be a transformative act. In my practice photography is an expressive and experimental medium where I observe, record and refine. Focused through a lens, rays of reflected light hit a surface to create an entirely unique 2D reality. There is a curiosity and sometimes a surprise in the act of creating an image. This is the essence of experimentation.

The camera's mysterious interior is often referred to as a black box. Light goes in and is organized through esoteric and seemingly unknowable processes. Almost magically an image emerges. This liminal space inside the black box where light is organized is my creative space.

This body of work was created using experimental camera software I developed for the iPhone. The software is the culmination of research in the fields of art, computer graphics and mathematics. It embodies my desire to dig deeper into the fundamental elements of digital images. The iPhone is the single most-used camera in history. It is also a powerful, and programmable computer. The speed with which the computer processes a photograph creates new opportunities for real-time intervention and expression. The software I created, called Oblique, compresses all editing into a single shutter press. Custom filters I've written allow me to break apart the image using different algorithms in real-time to experience the world in new and unique ways.

My goal with photography has always been to continually refresh my perception and to use the medium as a way of getting closer to the world around me. Sometimes in order to truly see one has to close the eyes and open up to see anew.

Installation photography by Brian Forrest.



Installation View
The Effect of Lightning on a Rainbow, Luis De Jesus Los Angeles
February/March 2017

Installation View
The Effect of Lightning on a Rainbow, Luis De Jesus Los Angeles
February/March 2017

Installation View
The Effect of Lightning on a Rainbow, Luis De Jesus Los Angeles
February/March 2017

Installation View
The Effect of Lightning on a Rainbow, Luis De Jesus Los Angeles
February/March 2017

Installation View
The Effect of Lightning on a Rainbow, Luis De Jesus Los Angeles
February/March 2017

Installation View
The Effect of Lightning on a Rainbow, Luis De Jesus Los Angeles
February/March 2017

Installation View
The Effect of Lightning on a Rainbow, Luis De Jesus Los Angeles
February/March 2017

Installation View
The Effect of Lightning on a Rainbow, Luis De Jesus Los Angeles
February/March 2017

Installation View
The Effect of Lightning on a Rainbow, Luis De Jesus Los Angeles
February/March 2017

Installation View
The Effect of Lightning on a Rainbow, Luis De Jesus Los Angeles
February/March 2017

Installation View
The Effect of Lightning on a Rainbow, Luis De Jesus Los Angeles
February/March 2017

Installation View
The Effect of Lightning on a Rainbow, Luis De Jesus Los Angeles
February/March 2017

Shear Matrix, 2017
Dye Sublimation on Aluminum
36 x 27 inches

Botanical (Green), 2017
Dye Sublimation on Aluminum
36 x 27 inches

Shear Matrix (White), 2017
Dye Sublimation on Aluminum
24 x 18 inches

Horizon (Light), 2017
Dye Sublimation on Aluminum
36 x 27 inches

Night Flower, 2017
Dye Sublimation on Aluminum
24 x 18 inches

Night Flower (Pink), 2017
Dye Sublimation on Aluminum
24 x 18 inches

Night Flower (White), 2017
Dye Sublimation on Aluminum
24 x 18 inches

Night Flower (Blue), 2017
Dye Sublimation on Aluminum
24 x 18 inches

Open (Sunlight), 2017
Dye Sublimation on Aluminum
24 x 18 inches

Botanical (Sodium Vapor), 2017
Dye Sublimation on Aluminum
36 x 27 inches

Shear Matrix (Green), 2017
Dye Sublimation on Aluminum
24 x 18 inches

Purple, 2017
Dye Sublimation on Aluminum
36 x 27 inches

Cyan Rose, 2017
Dye Sublimation on Aluminum
24 x 18 inches

Horizon (Dark), 2017 (Triptych)
Dye Sublimation on Aluminum
16 x 12 inches

Horizon (Dark), 2017 (Triptych)
Dye Sublimation on Aluminum
16 x 12 inches

Horizon (Dark), 2017 (Triptych)
Dye Sublimation on Aluminum
16 x 12 inches