- Black Moon
- The Innocents
- From The Sky
- The Unending Journey
Reckless Unbound Series by Christy Lee Rogers
About the artist:
Christy Lee Rogers’ latest exhibit Reckless Unbound once again reshapes the boundaries between contemporary photography and painting. Without the use of post-production manipulation, Rogers’ works are made in-camera, on the spot, in water and at night.
Boisterous in color and complexity, Rogers applies her cunning technique to a barrage of bodies submerged in water during tropical nights in Hawaii. Through a fragile process of experimentation, she builds elaborate scenes of coalesced colors and entangled bodies that exalt the human character as one of vigor and warmth, while also capturing the beauty and vulnerability of the tragic experience that is the human condition.
Her unrestrained ability to excite and inflame the senses, while provoking the audience with vivacious movement and purpose, stirs one’s memories of Baroque painter Peter Paul Rubens, and his Massacre of the Innocents; where the drama of bodies straining, cascading and crushed against one another, thunders with heartache from the canvas. These works not only demonstrate her prolific use of the photographic medium to transform reality, but also her ephemeral approach to life itself.
Christy Lee Rogers is a self-taught photographer from Kailua, Hawaii. Her obsession with water as a medium for breaking the conventions of contemporary photography has led to her work being compared to Baroque painting masters like Caravaggio. With an eye for the chiaroscuro qualities of light, her subjects bend and distort; bathing in darkness, isolated by light, and are brought to life by ones own imagination. Without the use of post-production manipulation, her works are made in-camera, on the spot, in water and at night. Her unrestrained joy to excite and inflame the senses, while provoking the audience with vivacious movement and purpose, demonstrates her prolific use of the photographic medium to transform reality into a world of her own.
Rogers’ works have been exhibited throughout the US and Europe and are held in private collections throughout the world. She has been featured in International Magazines, including Harper’s Bazaar Art China, Eyemazing, Monaco Matin, Casa Vogue, Photo Technique and others. She lives and works in Los Angeles, California and Kailua, Hawaii.