In Exploding Photographs, Collaborative Partners Manipulate Light
An ongoing black and white photographic study of the motion and structure of light in different forms. The energy, randomness, shape, fleeting nature, simplicity and complexity, purpose and beauty (or lack of) are all features of the study. It is essential for us to apply the study as negative black and white, which shows these qualities in their very essence, undistracted by color and similar to drawn elements on paper, accentuated by the printmaking process.
Framing & shadowbox available upon request at additional cost.
Series: Underlight Studies
Signature: Hand-signed and numbered
Image rights: @Tom & Lois White
"186,000 Miles Per Second", 2016
"Sometime Where", 2016
"It's A Shore Thing", 2017
Photography duo ToLo, comprised of Tom and Lois White, explore the vagaries of light and color in abstract, multiple exposure images. Experimenting with light sources at varying times of day and in a range of locations, ToLo’s work examines how the human eye perceives luminosity. In the “roadway/conversations” series, traffic lamps and neon signs found along roadsides are blurred and obscured through ToLo’s lens. The utilitarian lights shape-shift into forms that resemble brush strokes, geysers, and other explosive elements that evoke motion and metamorphosis. Explosives themselves are captured in ToLo’s “fire/works” series, where chromatically vibrant, incandescent images evoke the wonder and drama induced by fireworks displays.