Craig Roderick

My body of work is digitally produced floral abstracts. My source material is multiple exposure, light painted photographs shot in studio against black backgrounds utilizing flashlights as the sole light source. With each exposure, light is projected from different angles, intensities and durations. These exposures are stacked and manipulated until the desired lighting effect is achieved. At this point in the process, a hyper-realistic image has been produced revealing often over looked characteristics of the flower. Prominent aspects of the flower, such as the stamens, petals or stems are then lengthened, shaped, or otherwise digitally altered. In some cases a single image is duplicated and its perspective altered and stacked utilizing different blending modes until the final image is produced. In other cases multiple images are used. FinaI images are printed in house on metallic paper or canvas in editions of 150 or less.