Camera Records in Time was formed and founded by Traverse Day Robinette and fellow photographer Sam Quinn in the summer of 2009 out of a desire to create an environment where photographers can habitually come together to support one another artistically and receive feedback about their work.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Chris Maliga: Dominion
act of photographing, the physical exertion of enduring the elements while
venturing into secluded environments, is to me a necessary form of release. It
often feels as if I lack a vocabulary with which to describe my own emotions. I
feel a burden of years I have not yet lived. A long struggle to cope with
emotional turmoil, and a troubled relationship with my own body, has driven me
toward developing a method of internal exploration through the artistic
process. By venturing in solitude into nature, I can allow myself to be
vulnerable. I can be aware of my surroundings to an unusual degree, and record
the spaces and elements thereof that speak to my state of mind. I can allow my
body to move through the expanse, and record its motions as well. As difficult
as it often is to want to look at my own form, when it emerges into a
photographic element it becomes something foreign. As long as I can watch the
rituals of seasons changing, of rain and snow lightly battering the ground, of
the wind gently eroding everything it touches, I can momentarily enter into
these processes whenever I choose, acting either as witness or as interference.
There is a history to the ground that I will never know. In producing these
photographs, I seek a small measure of comfort in the present.