A photographer named Luke Shadbolt managed to set tremors across the photography world by capturing the scary facets of roaring waves. The print of the photographs in suitable shades further adds to the pictorial strength of the aqua beast. He tries to win the hearts of the viewers by putting the toppings of obscured lessons for humans.
Oceans don the crown of being the mother of all creatures on this planet. Their bluish calm look testifies their motherly love. But it cannot bury their quintessential yet scary role of a destroyer. They also soar up to slash the lives thriving on the planet. The beautiful waves then take up their humongous form to wreak havoc on the hubris of human beings. Grabbing the golden truth, a photographer named Luke Shadbolt captured their invincible look through his photography skills.
Hydrosphere has always remained at the centre of the subjects of photography for Luke Shadbolt. Thus, he often comes up with some stellar large-scale aquatic photographs. They generally take the size of 150*100 cm. So they are unique in every sense. The raged waves shine brightly to pour out their agitation through their giant size.
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I’ll be showing a selection of works at @casatuacucina during Art Basel in Miami this week, it’ll be the first time I’ve exhibited these large scale works in the US. If you can’t make it this week, the exhibition runs through till March 2020. Huge thanks to Stephen @brooklyneditions for the printing prowess 👌🏻 *Some works are also being shown at Casa Tua’s Aspen location.
To the delight of his fans, there are many series that presents his outstanding know-how and skills of photography. One of them that is rocking the world with the charm is Maelstrom. It dates back to 2016. It unveils some out of the world moments of the roaring waves. The ever-changing weather scenarios ignite their inner aggression which prompts them to pass out their devasting frustration.
According to his website, Maelstrom is “a cursory glimpse of the exchange, cycle and balance of power fundamental to the functioning of our planet and its ocean… Maelstrom encourages the viewer to reflect upon our own naivety and place as a species within the greater natural balance of power.”
Thus, the photographs are not just the portrayal of raging waves but enclose a dose of lessons for human life. For instance, in his “Maelstrom 9”, one can see the waves rising and falling at the same time which signifies the fluctuating graph of human life. The “Maelstrom 3” presents the impact of collision of two mighty waves. “Maelstrom 5”, on the other hand, captures the approaching aqua storm in the form of big waves.
Another series- Acquiesce the Front pops in to present some other shades of approaching apocalypse in guise of waves. The series hit the photography world in 2017. But it still thrives in the hearts of its admirers. It bridges the gap between the interpretation of human life and the natural environment.
The tense scenario prevailing in the photographs look similar to the one that engulfs our life. So Luke tried to bolster the courage of the souls by bringing in his Acquiesce the Front. According to the website, the photographer believes in the immense power of learning while growing. It also said, “While we may be powerless to stop the storm from approaching, we can work to redirect the flood”.
The list of sparkling stars in his artistic kitty is endless. To grab more of his art pieces, one can go to his Instagram and Facebook page.