Last night, my good friend and fellow photographer Ryan Faubert, introduced me to some stunning work by Brian Oglesbee, whose fractaline matrices encapsulate and reflect the endless beauty of the self-organizing universe. Created in a single moment with no contrivances of the darkroom or Photoshop, Oglesbee reveals an enlightened mind “too rare in today’s dryly observational art photography” (Jeff Wignall, American Photo, March 2007, p77).
An inspiration to many, he recently was asked by Julie Taymor to collaborate on the making of The Tempest,
a film I know I’ll be watching soon!
Edit: We skipped through scenes of the film today, and felt that Oglesbee’s influence on the film was nowhere near as striking as that of his solo work. Save for a few literal allusions to Aquatics, the heavy use of CGI made it rather unclear where he was asked to leave his mark.