TOKYO-2018 Advertising / Self-Promotion

Katrin Leaping Puddles At Night

  • Prize
    Silver in Advertising/Self-Promotion
  • Photographer
    Christopher Paul Brown
  • Technical Info
    Canon Eos 5ds, Sigma 35mm Lens, Adobe Photoshop Cs6
  • Photo Date

A former recycling center is without roof or walls. Its concrete floor is a hodgepodge of varying levels and slopes. After a rain substantial puddles appear. At night, using an ordinary flash on my camera, I shot Katrin Dohse as she leaped over portions of these puddles. The biggest challenge at night is getting the subject into focus. The outcome is worth the effort, however. The black background makes the irregular shapes of pavement look like sculptures when the orientation is manipulated.

Christopher Paul Brown identifies as an alchemist. He also sees himself as a primitive hunter-gatherer rather than a modern urban agrarian. Relying on serendipity and synchronicity in lieu of elaborate planning, he seeks to uncover the unconscious and dimensions beyond the familiar three. He completed a BA in Film in 1980 and his first solo photography show exhibited in 1985. He describes his approach as Radical Play and he employs polar opposites such as intent/openness and obscure/reveal to allow paradox and invite the flow of alchemical energies while he works.