TIFA 2022 Fine Art / Other

Layers of Perception

  • Prize
    Silver in Fine Art/Other
  • Photographer
    Melanie Schoeniger
  • Technical Info
    Shot With My Iphone Se
  • Photo Date

This series is a tribute to my favorite author Joseph Campbell and his "masks of god", reflecting about the veils of perception. Literally using a mask, I try to uncover the secrets behind all stardust. Or at least to evoke sublime beauty. Inspired by Japanese aesthetics and the grain structure of historical photo technics I use vellum to observe the disassociativ behaviour of petals and leaves: Impressive shadows and haptic details complement each other simultanously within the composition, shape and silhoutte, details and blur, density and depth...

Melanie Schoeniger is a photographic artist from Germany. She seeks to reveal the beauty and essence of nature as a means to create awe and uncover secrets behind all stardust. This work unpacks the wonder of being alive and explores themes such as perception, interconnectedness, the human condition and our place in the larger scheme of things. The principal intention of each image is to evoke a deep connection with nature while protecting and preserving it for future generations. As a Photolucida 2022 Critical Mass Top 200 finalist her work is published and exhibited internationally.