Honorable Mention TOKYO-2017 Fine Art / Abstract

Threshold

  • Photographer
    Kerry Mansfield

THRESHOLD noun. The magnitude or intensity that must be exceeded for a certain reaction, phenomenon, result or condition to occur or be manifested. For a medical reason I did not sleep for 57 days straight. Extreme sleep deprivation will push you to the edge of sanity’s cliff. Once you've crossed that threshold jumping is the only option. I learned that without sleep the “day” never ends. On day 58 I finally slept four hours but my perception of time had been permanently distorted that the only path back to cultural normalcy was to recreate the sensation for others to experience. Employing no digital manipulation or double-exposures, the Threshold series illustrates the physical passage of time through movement. The resulting pictures capture feathers falling for a full second through different wavelengths of light while subsequently compressing the variations into a new form.