Meike Bertrand-Paniza
Fine Art & Commercial Photography


Between Land and Sky

Between Land and Sky

Alaska 2014-2018

40 Photographs, editions of 15

Pigment prints on Ilford Gold Fiber Silk archival paper, edition of 10 (9 x 9 inch)
Dye sub aluminum, plexiglas face-mount or archival paper prints, edition of 5 (24 x 24 inch and larger)


Statement:

In Between Land and Sky I chose from the beginning to be attuned to the often overlooked and ordinary events of every-day life that attract my attention – fleeting time and the changes in light and mood from one second to the next. The work was inspired by a wish to create a series of images that mimics the sensory and visual cues that inform my recollection of that which is both highly personal but also true to experience. The physicality of that experience is condensed, or rather transmuted, into a sprinkling of space, color, visual, and even auditory phenomena.


Although these images were shot in Alaska, near my home and with my family, they deliberately avoid being grounded to a specific location. The captured, fleeting moments are grounded in the photographic real, however, because these scenes are isolated from a larger continuum, the meaning of the images remains open-ended. The fragmentary views are both elusive and weightless, offering no more than a poetic pause or glimpse of temporal and physical space.


Images in this series were published in a hand-made limited edition photo-book in 2017 as part of my M.F.A. thesis in Photography.

Untitled, Frost (2014)
Untitled, Frost (2014)
Untitled, Night-Skating (2014)
Untitled, Night-Skating (2014)
Untitled, Scenic Park Snow (2015)
Untitled, Scenic Park Snow (2015)
Untitled, Scenic Park, White Birches (2015)
Untitled, Scenic Park, White Birches (2015)
Untitled, Early Riser (2014)
Untitled, Early Riser (2014)
Untitled, Sky (2017)
Untitled, Sky (2017)
Untitled, Footprints (2017)
Untitled, Footprints (2017)
Untitled, Interior (2017)
Untitled, Interior (2017)
Untitled, Ripples (2017)
Untitled, Ripples (2017)
Untitled, Boy Walking (2017)
Untitled, Boy Walking (2017)
Untitled, Raven (2015)
Untitled, Raven (2015)

Untitled, Blurry Eyes (2015)

Untitled, Blurry Eyes (2015)

Untitled, Berries (2014)
Untitled, Berries (2014)
Untitled, Birds (2014)
Untitled, Birds (2014)

Untitled, Storm (2015)

Untitled, Storm (2015)

Untitled, Curtain (2014)
Untitled, Curtain (2014)
Untitled, View (2016)
Untitled, View (2016)
Untitled, Rocks (2017)
Untitled, Rocks (2017)
Sparks, Diptych, Left (2015)
Sparks, Diptych, Left (2015)
Sparks Diptych, Right (2015)
Sparks Diptych, Right (2015)
Untitled, Path (2017)
Untitled, Path (2017)
Jump, Diptych, Left (2017)
Jump, Diptych, Left (2017)
Jump Diptych, Right (2017)
Jump Diptych, Right (2017)
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