Blurring the distinction between contemporary photography and painting, this new selection of photos from Christy Lee Rogers captures a barrage of bodies being submerged in tropical Hawaiian waters at night. The images show a mastery of the chiaroscuro qualities of light, recalling the classic Rubens masterpiece, Massacre of the Innocents.
With the subjects bent and distorted, bathed in darkness and isolated by light, the photos are impressive to say the least. But what's particularly mind-blowing is that Rogers pulled them off without using any post-production manipulation. What you see is precisely what she captured on camera that very night. Wow.
Reckless Unbound launches on October 20th at Edgar Varela Fine Arts in L.A. The show runs until November 25th.
(via It's Nice That)