Christopher B Fowler, Photographer
Christopher B Fowler, Photographer

Rockface Series

The rockface series is amongst my favorites.  (Some are, in fact, the first photographs I exhibited and sold). The images highlight my interest in the abtract qualities--the interplay of lines, shapes, patterns, colors and textures--of what are, in reality, sharp-focus images of actual surfaces.

In fact, I remember observing, at an exhibition of the Finland Rockfaces, one person looking intently at, I believe it was, "Finland Rockface II", and suddenly exclaiming, "Oh, it's a photograph!"

The Finland rockfaces are all from along the shore of the island in the Baltic Sea where my mother's family still has their summer house. Between the residual effects of the glaciers and the more immediate impacts of wind, water and ice, the terrain is almost entirely bedrock granite. Though, as you can see particularly in the first image, "Force of Nature", the igneous rock when it first was formed, contained all manner of impurities and other trace minerals, which have given the surfaces these fantastic patterns. 

Click on any image to enlarge it.  Then click on ">" to see all the images in sequence.

ALL IMAGES ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

 

My work is currently on display at:

 

Delpalaine Arts Center*

40 S Carroll St

Frederick, MD  

 

The Hill Center Galleries*

921 Pennsylvania Avenue SE

Washington, DC

 

MD Federation of Art*

18 State Circle

Frederick, MD  

 

Stairway Gallery

Or Hadash Synagogue 

190 Camp Hill Road

Fort Washington, PA

 

Frederick Health Womens Center

7211 Bank Court

Frederick,MD

 

The Washington County Commission on Aging

535 East Franklin Street

Hagerstown, MD

 

*show is accesuable online at the gallery's website

 

(note: due COVID-19 restrictions the galleries above may not currently be open to the public or public access may be signficantly restricted)

 

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