These beautiful abstract photographs were created by New York-based artist, Eric Cahan. His work is reminiscent of the 1960s light and space movement led by artists such as James Turrell, Robert Irwin, and Doug Wheeler. These masters manipulated light to magnify the natural world through immersive installations, while Cahan delivers the same ethereal quality through photography.
To bring the appropriate light to film, Eric places custom colored resin filters in front of the lens and shoots the sky, mostly during the sunrise or sunset hours.
Here is a quote from Eric discussing his photos:
“My work is meant to capture a moment in nature, asking and empowering the viewer to be fully present, involved, and uplifted. I want the viewer to be drawn in, and be completely absorbed by, rather than separate from, that fleeting moment in time.”
The diffuse colors draw the viewer into that celestial moment in nature. I especially love the images that contain just a trace of cloud coverage, which works to ground the images in reality.
For more from Eric Cahan, be sure to visit his full portfolio.