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Christian Fleitz


Water and Light

It’s crazy how much you can do with just a shot and a little water! From the droplet, at home, to the charming little country river, water and light still hide universes of astonishing modernity from us…

If we have acquired the reflex of computer post-production to transform our shots, a posteriori, the fact remains that we can also obtain results sometimes comparable to the use of software, even before press the shutter button on our camera.

This is what I call practicing “photon-graphy”, to emphasize photography that is authentic, but different, in its conception and in the practice of shooting.

So here are snapshots of a photon-graphy which has the particularity of drawing images from lines of light which evoke the work of the human hand.

Here, the whole issue consists in making the most of the properties of vibratory phenomena, to generate these lines of light. The vibration of light to photograph the drops, and the vibrations of water to photograph the river, while transforming it into a painter.

The most difficult thing then remains to manage to master and sublimate these phenomena in order to arrange them and put them into shape and color, in the service of photographic aesthetics.

Of course, in these shots there is also a standard digital development, which consists of making small retouches to optimize the cosmetics of the image, but that’s it. Because we could very well do the same thing with an old film and mechanical camera.

Exploring new paths, making new marriages between photography and certain disciplines of the arts and sciences, that’s all the joy of a thrilling exploration that has only just begun!

The time may have come to rediscover the characteristics of light and to do something else with it in the service of photographic art.

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