New Decade / New Images by JP Trostle
While following a happy accident down the rabbit hole, I discovered a world of light and motion that exists only inside the camera. My abstract snapshots explore texture and movement through an unconventional use of digital photography, reshaping familiar locations into ethereal landscapes, and capturing the impression of memory and emotion.
Images are created in a single take and are not digitally manipulated. Instead, I rely on chaos and happenstance to reveal environments that exist just beyond our peripheral vision. This process also subverts the exact, infinitely reproducible nature of the digital: The forms exist only inside the camera, only for a fraction of a second, and are wholly unrepeatable.
As critic Brian Howe said in 2017 in Indy Week, “They are there, because the camera captured them; they are not there, because they never were. It’s all the light we cannot see, seen and imbued with uncanny sentience.”