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Framed Fine Art Print

2018, Open Edition

Archival photographic print on heavyweight, acid-free, soft gloss paper in a wood, white, or black frame. Features a 1.25" white border around the image. No matte. Acrylic glass front gives a crystal clear view. Includes a certificate of authenticity on request, and arrives wired to hang.


$420

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For this photograph, Philip bought some potting soil and cut a hole in a plastic lid. Then he laid soil around the hole and the model put her hand through. He placed his pet mantis on her fingers to capture this moment. "It reminds me of so many relationships," says Philip. "The image was inspired by Philip K Dick's quote, "We are all insects. Groping towards something terrible or divine.""

Philip Roy

Austin, Texas

Philip Roy is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker turned photographer. He explains the transition, "after lighting and shooting over 30 feature films, I started to find myself more interested in photography. It's more romantic and not so rushed like film. I wanted more time to create and light." Using stage lights from his filmmaking days, Philip lights each photograph and captures the scene in one frame. In other words, he does not alter or retouch the images in the studio - it is all captured in one shot on-site. In a time of digital manipulation, this is a purist approach to the art of photography. Philip stays awake late at night imagining new scenes, and then does the discovery and planning on site. He uses the materials and settings near him, often shooting himself or his girlfriend in their trailer and nearby properties. Based in Austin, Texas, Philip also enjoys running the lake, developing new show ideas and eating sushi.

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