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.
Philip and his girlfriend Addysen put polyphil in her trailer's pink bathtub. Lights were placed under the stuffing to get the glowing effect. "We added a head to the sink and off we were creating this millennial-mocking photo, showing how man has become machine," says Philip. "If you look closely, you realize she wasn't actually on her phone the whole time. She's past that, staring at you in the mirror. It has decided."
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.