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Washington, D.C.-based photographer Frank Hallam Day’s work explores the impact of humanity’s footprint on the natural world. Day, who was trained as a painter, says his photographs owe more to the history of painting than photography. His series “Ship Hulls,” for example, depicts abstract and immersive microscopic views of rusting ships, and recalls paintings by Gerhardt Richter and Mark Rothko. Day prefers digital photography to film because it allows him to adjust the image, both on the spot and on the computer. His background in painting allows him to “see the photographic image as a process” that can be continually modified.

Selected exhibitions
2017
FRANK HALLAM DAY: PLEASE PAY HEREAddison/Ripley Fine Art
2015
The Wall In Our Heads: American Artists and the Berlin WallCantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford College
2014
FRANK HALLAM DAY: SHRINESAddison/Ripley Fine Art
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Ether, 2014

Archival pigment print
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36 × 24 in
91.4 × 61 cm
Edition of 15
$2,800
44 × 30 in
111.8 × 76.2 cm
Edition of 10
$4,000
66 × 44 in
167.6 × 111.8 cm
Edition of 7
$5,200
Location
Washington
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Washington, D.C.-based photographer Frank Hallam Day’s work explores the impact of humanity’s footprint on the natural world. Day, who was trained as a painter, says his photographs owe more to the history of painting than photography. His series “Ship Hulls,” for example, depicts abstract and immersive microscopic views of rusting ships, and recalls paintings by Gerhardt Richter and Mark Rothko. Day prefers digital photography to film because it allows him to adjust the image, both on the spot and on the computer. His background in painting allows him to “see the photographic image as a process” that can be continually modified.

Selected exhibitions (3)
Other works by Frank Hallam Day
Other works from Addison/Ripley Fine Art
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