Connecting 2014 to 2015


Happy New Year 2015 to Family, Friends and Everyone

Flora Nocturne is a self-published book and was released in June 2014. The category is Fine Art Photography and the book dimensions are Large Format Landscape with 92 pages.           

Tags: Flora, Nocturne, Abstractions, Light.

Book Review:
Flora Nocturne is an analysis that compares and contrasts two visual constructs; objective poetic transformation and abstraction. Objective poetic transformation is not a new idea and derives from photographic statements and criticism from the twentieth century. Practitioners from Alfred Stieglitz to Edward Weston to Minor White were pursuant of purity, objective observations and gateways. The construct of abstractions came from painting and influenced not only photography but the art world as a whole in the twentieth century. The theme of this collection explores the tension between representation and abstraction, real and unreal, reality and imagination, leaving the viewers to question, reconcile, and manifest.

Books in Queue:

Abstractions – Sketches in Organic Unity is the next book to be published with a target release of Spring of 2015.  The concept of the working book continues to extend the explorations and findings from Flora Nocturne but specifically focusing on the abstract, unreal and imagination of form itself.  Organic forms can be beautiful but powerful and can invoke a wide range of cognitive triggers and relationships.

Panorama is the working title for a series of fifty photographic images to be self-published and will be released sometime in 2015.  So far nine out of fifty have been completed to date.  Prints also will also be available with an image size of 8 x 20 (20.3 x 50.8 cm).

Mobile Phone Photography; a series of one offs – The Beauty of Transponding

Prints from these portfolios and website are made with high quality archival color inks and German-made archival substrate.  Please feel free to contact me for details.

Again wishing everyone a Happy New Year and all the best in 2015, Auld Lang Syne

Richard A. Peña

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