The overwhelming pleasure of looking at the sky is the theme around artist Eric Cahan‘s dazzling Sky Series. His photographic work explores light, space, and memory by capturing a wide array of colors in different skylines by using multiple resin filters (and a bit of luck!). Cahan scouts locations across the Americas looking for the perfect sky, and while he prefers them to be cloudless, the colours must always be intense.
“The Impressionists’ interest and application of scientific color theories – the changing effects of light and the study of tone and color – motivate my work. To me, the sun is the ultimate source of light, so it only seemed natural to pursue that source. My photographs explore the magical light during a sunrise or a sunset”
A native New Yorker and devotee of contemporary art, Cahan’s influences include Mark Rothko, James Turrell, and the Light and Space movement. Using as many as four different cameras ranging from 6 x 7 film to digital, he employs dozens of graduated filters traditionally used by filmmakers. His objective is to create a window into a time and a place, and to demonstrate how memories and colors shift and become abstract.
The result is this series of vibrant landscapes, capturing the sunrise and sunset at it’s most sublime.