I recently put on a show at 464 gallery in my home town of Buffalo, New York. Exit Through the Isolation contained The Floating Orb series and The Giant Balloon Series. Both of the series deal with concept of isolation in different but related ways. Isolation in something that is not found in any other animal the way that is in humans. We isolate ourselves from each other, those around isolate us with their thoughts and actions, we are even isolated by the media and corporations telling us we are not good enough we need to fix or buy a,b and c.
The Giant Balloon series deals with the physical isolation from the world around us. At first isolation can feel good, it can be a break from the hectic world. But after some time the darkness of the isolation starts to set in. Isolation can give you new life or it can drag you down the deepest darkest alleys of your mind. But once you find your light you can make your way our of the darkness that is the isolation. The Floating Orb series deals specifically with the light in the dark world and the exiting of the isolation. For some people their light is staring them right in the face but it takes them some time to realize it. Others have to search out and find their light and hope that it doesn’t disappear.
Some technical notes:
The Giant Balloon is actually a giant 5’ tall latex balloon, no Photoshop.
For the Floating Orb series I have received a lot of comments on how my post processing was sloppy to just cut out a white ball and leave it at that. The white balls in the photographs are actually back lit balloons with the stands removed in Photoshop.
On a personal note I am now living in Seoul, South Korea teaching English. I have been here for a week and have quickly fallen in love with the city. I have a few concepts that I am working on now, as they come along i’ll post more about them.
When I moved I was limited to what I could bring, instead of bringing my external hard drives I burnt all of my photographs to CD. Unfortunately I grabbed the wrong CD when it came to the Exit Through the Isolation photographs. They may be viewed on my deviant art.
The Floating Orb Series: http://fredmountphoto.deviantart.com/gallery/35896486
The Giant Balloon Series: http://fredmountphoto.deviantart.com/gallery/35896494