floto + warner capture colourant floating sculptures
(above) ‘black salt’
all images courtesy of floto + warner

 

 

 

expansive landscapes form the backdrops of the theatrical photographic portfolio of floto + warner (cassandra warner and jeremy floto). the new york-based creatives explore a range of natural panoramas subtly interrupting, or greatly obstructing them to alter their viewer’s perspective.

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‘green salt’

 

 

 

for their ‘colourant’ series, the artistic duo has chosen the barren landscape of northern nevada as their stage in which they have conducted floating sculptural events; capturing fleeting moments in which vibrantly pigmented liquid has been thrown into the air. taking many attempts to perfect the technique of tossing the fluid substance in just the right way to obtain a range of free-flowing configurations, the resulting images express shapes that are non-discernible and ephemeral in their existence.

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‘orange salt flat’

 

 

 

the large splashes of dyed matter are shot with a high-speed shutter (typically set at 3200th of a second) that freezes the action, the hued masses obscuring, while also complimenting the landscape, like momentary graffiti suspended in air. each image is presented as it is taken, without any photoshop editing.

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‘red desert hills’

 

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‘yellow cloud’

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‘blue grass’

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‘purple field’

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‘purple field’

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‘pink sand’