(As always, these images link back to the artist’s Flickrstream, and I really want you to follow these links, explore the artists larger body of work, and leave some comments!)
Gaby Vicent’s work is often dreamlike, mixing silhoutte and texture. The first image I have selected is in some ways not a typical image – not that any photographer really has typical images – but it is immediately recognisable as a Gaby photo:
Universe, Gaby Vicente
There’s a sense of separation here – we are witnessing something that we can identify, but maybe we can’t tell why it is important. Maybe it is not quite real, but what somebody wants to see. Regardless, it is a very elegant rendering that balances form an\nd texture, detail and light in a way that is typically Gaby.
Rydges, Gaby Vicent
I think that Gaby has a very unique touch with the camera, and her ability to capture or create a feeling with composition and observation is wat makes her work great. She is also very good with postproduction. This is such an arresting and beautiful composite image. Or should I say faux-composite?
Things that come with the flood (4), Gaby Vicent
Water and reflection feature heavily in Gaby’s work. Here they combine with brilliant skills of observation to produce something very poignant – an image of one of Rockhampton’s landmark heritage buildings reflected in the Fitzroy floodwaters.
Salinity, Gaby Vicent
Gaby understands the use of scale in composition far better than I do. Gaby’s landscape shots are simple and expansive.
I’ll close with a shot that mixes a lot of Gaby’s themes. There is sunset, silhouette, texture and unexpected detail revealed through her unique observation. I think this is a superb image. But then so are the others. And these. Do explore.
I’m sure Gaby will read this, so please add your comments. How do these photos work for you?