Photographing the same area of sky from an unchanging position since 1999, Renate Aller has created a conscientious portrait of the Westhampton Beach skyline. “Oceanscapes – One View” is an ongoing project that captures the sky in constant flux while humans remain mere observers. Aller’s work is in the permanent collections of the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven; the New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe; and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., among others.
Signature: Signature and edition number engraved on verso.
Image rights: Courtesy of the artist and Adamson Gallery, Washington, D.C.
About Renate Aller
The photographer Renate Aller focuses primarily on portraiture and landscape. She is best known for expansive, poetic images that visually unite two ostensibly different environments—the ocean and the desert. Her luminous yet quiet landscapes embody the qualities of classical portraiture, with the ocean or desert replacing the human subject. In the series “Oceanscapes—One View,” Aller photographed the Atlantic Ocean from the same vantage point on the east end of Long Island over the course of ten years. Although the point of view remains static, the seascape ebbs and flows, imbuing the subject with anthropomorphic moods and revealing a natural dynamism that would otherwise go unnoticed.