Guest Blog – Surrealist Photography by Emily Showers

We welcome guest blog appearances from all walks of life. We are happy to feature artists, adventurers, writers, and anyone with a story to tell!

This week we are excited to give the spot light to Emily Showers! A local photographer with an eye for surrealism and an interesting perspective on photography. We hope you enjoy the work she created while joining us for our 4th of July festivities!

 

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I enjoy shooting infrared photography because it is a way humans can perceive part of a world they cannot see. Viewing a rendition of an invisible world unearths subconscious thoughts and broadens minds. Our own limits close us off from a universal understanding. Art is a portal to expand our perception and power of observation.

Photographers, including me, like speed, but slowing down reveals transformation, whether it is clouds, boats or people. I superimposed fast images with long exposure infrared images in the gifs. It reveals an infinite number of events can exist in the same plane. Existence is not static. Instead it tumbles and morphs such as a lake’s surface.

Some of my favorite subjects in school were physics, genetics, mathematics, philosophy and art. I attempt to incorporate scientific principles into my work; such as the process of change. People often find those subjects daunting, but I feel as if all humans have an intuitive understanding of them; art helps open the mind to them. Infinite knowledge comes to those who are willing to open themselves up.

 

“Reflection Crash” Infrared gif superimposed over black and white photograph

 

“Neon Psychosis” Long exposure light painting superimposed over color photograph

 

“Round Trip Travel” Color photography gif

 

“Trembling Figures” Infrared gif superimposed over black and white photograph

 

“Infinite Synapse” Infrared gif

 

“Labyrinth’s Vector” Color photograph

 

“Rolling Kayak” Infrared gif superimposed on black and white still

 

“Tinker” Light painting superimposed on black and white gif

 

“How Many Thoughts Were Thought While This Was Produced?” Infrared gif superimposed over black and white still.

 

“Neon Quiver” Long exposure light painting superimposed over color photograph.

 

“Mechanical Spector” Long exposure light painting superimposed over color photograph.

 

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