Dark Ice: Photographs by Camille Seaman
|Soulcatcher Studio is proud to exhibit Dark Ice, a dynamic new body of work by renowned up-and-coming photographer Camille Seaman. Seaman (Shinnecock Tribe, b.1969) is an Award-winning American photographer best known for her evocative Polar images. Capturing the essence of awe and beauty of indigenous cultures and environments, in a sophisticated documentary/fine art tradition is her trademark.
Seaman has traveled to over 30 countries creating timeless images. Her work has been exhibited and published in magazines internationally. Seaman’s career was launched when she traveled north to the Arctic in 2003 where she made stunning photographs of the little known island of Svalbard and its Arctic environment. She has studied with many top-name social-documentary photographers, including Steve McCurry, Sebastião Salgado and Paul Fusco. Seaman herself often teaches workshops on photography and self-publishing. She was named by American Photo Magazine as one of the top 15 emerging photographers of 2007. Other select awards include: Artist in Residence onboard M/V Orlova in Antarctica (2007); Critical Mass Top Monograph Book Award (2006); National Geographic Award (2006); Nikon.Net Editor’s Choice Award (2006).
Nick Cave once sang, “All things move toward their end.” Icebergs give the impression of doing just that, in their individual way much as humans do; they have been created of unique conditions and shaped by their environments to live a brief life in a manner solely their own. Some go the distance traveling for many years slowly being eroded by time and the elements; others get snagged on the rocks and are whittled away by persistent currents. Still others dramatically collapse in fits of passion and fury.
Dark Ice chronicles just a handful of the many thousands of icebergs that are currently headed to their end. I approach the images of icebergs as portraits of individuals, much like family photos of my ancestors. I seek a moment in their life in which they convey their unique personality, some connection to our own experience and a glimpse of their soul, which endures.”
Prints in this series are produced in four distinct image sizes: 8×18″, 10×22″, 15×34″ and 20×45″. These stated sizes refer to the image itself. The paper size that they are printed on will be larger.
Prints are produced in a limited edition of either five or nine prints (plus one or two Artist Proofs), depending on the individual print size. Print prices are set by the artist and start at $900.00 (for the smallest size prints). Print prices increase as the edition sells out and are subject to change without prior notice. Please inquire if you have other favorite images by this artist, as we can offer her entire portfolio of work for sale.