All images and text are copyright © Silvio Augusto Rusmigo 2019
My shoot for Alexis Sunder has been nominated in the 8th Fine Art Photography Awards under the Open Theme category.
Text used for the award:
"These images were created as artwork for the release of Alexis Sunder’s debut solo EP, under the same name. Sunder is a singer-songwriter whose music often plays between sunny melodies and darker themes. To capture all the dynamics that his music blends, I wanted to experiment with light and darkness and how this plays out on a mirror set within a natural environment.
The result was this series of images, which are in fact real. We constructed a large and heavy metal structure on which an acrylic mirror (3x2 metres) was mounted. Acrylic was chosen because it’s a material that is both safe and creates amazing abstract shapes and forms when bent or dented. The location of the shoot was carefully chosen to perfectly align the sun in a way that illuminated both the artist and the mirror, thereby creating a backlight for the portrait. The placement was also calculated for the moon rise to be captured, creating interesting results with it being masked as a sunset, playing with Sunder’s music themes.
This could not be made possible without the help of an enthusiastic and creative crew, that didn’t mind getting their feet wet, literally."