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For many years, Lindsi Beth Hollend has been capturing engaging and evocative imagery that inspires people to appreciate the power of perspective.

 

One major driving force in her artistic career has been her commitment to using distortion and creative filtering to better understand her photographic subjects. 

 

When Hollend views a scene through a reflected object such as water or glass, she feels more equipped to study and understand the scene. Much in the way that taking a step back from an emotional situation can help us gain perspective, seeing natural or inanimate objects though a reflection can also help us fully understand the scene. In the case of the sunset reflected in the glass of the building, what we are seeing is actually the sunset through the perspective of the building itself, with added curves, nuances, a flattening effect that can help us explore the scene as a 2 dimensional object. This physical distancing from the scene allows for incredible introspection.

 

Lindsi Beth has always championed the betterment of one’s self through introspection. These photographs attempt to allow space for the viewer to stop and consider the world around us in a new light.

In this collection, Lindsi encourages viewers to embrace the transformative power of the reflective surfaces of water and glass, as they interact with their environment, creating new perspectives of familiar imagery. 

 

In this collection, Lindsi encourages viewers to embrace the transformative power of the reflective surfaces of water and glass, as they interact with their environment, creating new perspectives of familiar imagery. 

 

In the architectural images, Lindsi explores the reflective properties of glass – a medium which is traditionally transparent.  Instead of being a portal to the interior of the buildings, the reflective surfaces become a tool to render unique perspectives of their surroundings. Sunsets, an overcast sky, neighbouring buildings, and their own structural materials create an entirely new scene. 

Lindsi's driving force is her commitment to using “in-camera” creative techniques to better understand her photographic subjects.   

Her work is face-mounted to crystal clear acrylic which allows the images to seemingly float off the wall, subtly informing viewers that her larger-than-life creations cannot be bound by borders or frames. 

In the water images, Lindsi plays with the reflective properties of water – a surface that is never still. Sunlight captured on undulating waves, city lights reflected on pitch black lakes, ripples distorting the wonders of nature, and long exposures of colourful objects blend together to create a new experience. 

Lindsi is grateful to have a craft that allows her to step away from the chaos and create something engaging and inspiring. Her photography attempts to allow space for the viewer to stop and consider the world around them in a new perspective. 

Lindsi has always championed the betterment of one’s self through introspection - capturing these engaging and evocative images has led Lindsi to shift her life as well - and she is mindful of the influence her imagery has on inspiring people to appreciate the power of perspective. 

I love the feeling of looking at ordinary things, and creating an “experience” from it. I feel a connection with the energy around her (both the resistance and the flow), and see everything as part of that.  When I take a photo of a moment in time, I want it tore  evident that the image existed as part of something larger 

Lindsi Hollend is a fine art photographer based in Toronto.  Lindsi has a unique perspective of the everyday moments and objects in the world, be it the allure of nature or the magnitude of the space that surrounds her. She is fascinated by structure, layers, texture, light and colour (which are seen abundantly in her work).  

© 2019  Lindsi Beth Perspectives ~ good vibes only ~  forgive ~ love ~ be kind ~ 

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