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Photographically Speaking: A Deeper Look at Creating Stronger Images by David duChemin

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Restless, Death Valley, California, 2011

“RESTLESS” IS A VERTICALLY FRAMED 4:5 photograph made on the Racetrack Playa in Death Valley, California. It is one of a series of photographs made with a very specific mood in mind, and as such there were specific elements present and choices made that I hoped—and still hope—accomplish this. The mood I was looking for is best described to be not literal landscapes but more abstract or impressionist dreamscapes, as it were. I wanted images that were about—to use a word I’ve thought much about this past year—liminality. Liminality is about the threshold between states, like twilight, which is neither night nor day. Of course, this photograph is about other things as well.

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