As an artist, I am challenged with confronting the complexity of daily visual imagery that our brains simplify as we perceive, absorb and comprehend information. The gritty textured aspects of a metropolis provide a backdrop to explore visual complexity as well as the inherent beauty and transformations of cityscapes that are not usually seen. The process of making photographs is for me, mindful and filled with serendipity.
Photographic optics enables me to envisage this myriad of content so as to experience dense, layered information within each individual frame.
The complexity of the non-manipulated images (produced as single images ‘in camera’) featured in the series “Beyond the Surface” stems from my experience with medical imaging: how X-rays and fluoroscopy reveal multiple layers in a 2-dimensional space, permitting the elucidation of unseen internal processes and structures. In an analogous manner, the photographs illustrate the phenomenon of concurrent experiences and perceptions.
My photographs are influenced by my subliminal mind, past, and emotions; they mirror the fragmented and conflictual nature of emotional experience.
Philip Sager fine art photographer who lives in San Francisco. His work is in private collections and has been shown in multiple galleries. He produces limited-editioned archival pigment prints on paper (POR).