Eric Cahan: Sky Series

Photographer Eric Cahan's Sky Series photographs are a way of cataloging his visual experience.  It is hard to believe that very little post-editing is used to create his images.  "The actual process is done with colored resin filters I make myself and hold in front of the lens before I shoot a picture. When a color filter is used against a blue sky, it always alters the color of the sky. I know the colors I am trying to conjure and choose the filter accordingly. Many factors affect the capturing and manipulating of light and shadow, which is why I work at sunrise and sunset and also, invariably, at the water’s edge.  My mission is to capture light.  Light is the true subject of this series: its constant mystery, the way it shifts and colors everything around it in nature.” 

 Punta Cana Dominican Republic, Sunrise 6:58 am                                 Eric Cahan

 Gouvneur Beach, St. Barts, Sunrise 6:34 am                                                   Eric Cahan

 Sag Harbor, NY, sunset 7:33 pm                                                            Eric Cahan

 Los Angeles, CA, sunset 6:16 pm                                                 Eric Cahan

 Fort Pond Bay, Montauk, NY, sunset 8:10 pm                                        Eric Cahan

Inspired by the Impressionists' ideals of capturing a fleeting moment in time, Cahan's 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.” 

To see more of Eric Cahan's Sky Series, go to ericcahan.com.

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