Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Dan Shepherd selected for Feature Shoot competition

Dan Shepherd's Alaska Trees #6 was recently selected for an online Feature Shoot multiple exposures competition.

"The ethereal and multi-layered outcome of double exposures is a timeless technique in photography. Austin, Texas-based photo editor, Alyssa Coppelman — who is a picture researcher for Harper’s Magazine and Oxford American, and a contributor to Feature Shoot, among other publications — chose the following photographers for their talented interpretation of the theme." (See selected photographers here.)

Dan Shepherd, Alaska Trees #6, 2013, archival pigment print on Hahnemuhle fine art
parchment paper with a hand torn deckle edge, sizes vary

Alaska Trees #6 was on display this past spring at dnj Gallery for Shepherd's solo exhibition, "Blinded by Science: Alaska & California Collection". With an M.A. in Environmental Science from Columbia University and an International Diploma in Plant Conservation from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, England, Dan Shepherd uses his expert knowledge of plants to capture their most interesting and graphic features.  As he explains, he seeks to “use the power of abstraction to filter out the science details in his head” so that he can focus on the purely visual elegance of nature.

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