Within the Outside

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Sarah McKay


In my work I am using light as the subject, transformed through a unique method of photography which allows what would normally remain unseen to the human eye to be revealed on the photographic image through light. Within the Outside is a series of eight glass photographs that was inspired by the research of Craig Rodger in the Department of Physics at the University of Otago, a work which emphasises the temporal nature of the processes used and the subject photographed. Through light and colour, momentarily perceived through receptors placed in different sites on the surface of the planet, he and his fellow researchers gain a fleeting and nearly imperceptible impression of phenomena occuring in the interstices between outer space, the atmosphere and the planet Earth that can be captured only through the manipulation of light through the camera lens.

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Sarah McKay

Sarah McKay graduated from the Dunedin School of Art with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Photography and Electronic Arts in 2015.