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Searching for Sanctuary

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Kevin Umbel

US$ 135

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S - 27cm (H) x 18cm (W) / 10.6" (H) x 7.1" (W)

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2020

Archival pigment print on moab entrada textured rag 300, matte paper

Edition of 25

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Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.

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'Searching for Sanctuary', was created shortly after returning home from an extended work trip out west this winter. Being away for many months, separated from my friends and small corner of the world I know and cherish so deeply, I felt compelled to create this work in gratitude of my life here at home.

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Born: 1979

Hometown: Youngstown, OH

Based in: Fayetteville, WV

Photography for me has been many things, though the one thing I’d rather not be called or labeled as is a Photographer. It does so happen that I use a camera to create my work and it is the most important physical tool used in my process, but it’s from within that my work is envisioned and brought to life. My journey with a camera started when I was in middle school. It was during a photography class that I fell in love with the process of arranging people, shapes, colors, lines, etc. into a rectangle, pressing the shutter and capturing them forever, frozen in time. My creative journey would lead me through many different subject phases and attempts to find a voice but it wasn’t until I broke free of literal and representational photography that I would find it.

To describe the motivation for my work today is like riding a wave. I attempt to keep my senses open to my current surroundings and be willing to see the world through my present emotions and simply create. The idea of a destination, or leaving the house with an image in mind has been dissolved from my creative process and has been replaced with capturing feelings, shapes, colors, lines, textures; acting out of intuition with my camera as opposed to creating something we have all seen and been associated with before.

When presenting my work I aspire to provoke something from within the viewer. To disarm them of their predispositions, allow them to wander their interior and get lost in the viewing. I wish to allow for the imagination to ebb and flow throughout the composition and drum up a conversation or simply leave them with a feeling previous to before.

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