July 2014Featured Artist
In Dark Light
In Dark Light is a series of self portraits and landscapes inspired by my journey in life, but tells a tale that encompasses universal themes such as loss of home and parent, work, pursuit of beauty and perseverance under no religious compass. It is also a path seen through the prism of depression, imagined here as an internal mindscape, a personal purgatory mired in fog with colors muted and senses numbed. The varied surroundings serve as metaphor for life’s many obstacles. The emotional discord and loss of identity is best exemplified by the protagonist, an anonymous urban journeyman out of place & out of time who traverses this shadowed plane alone. Beyond the horizon lies hope for brighter days and so he carries on, albeit cast in dark light.
Clay Lipsky is a fine art photographer & Emmy Award winning graphic designer based in Los Angeles. He has applied his unique visual style across a variety of mediums, from print and multimedia to TV, music videos and film. Despite his varied interests photography has always been a part of Clay’s life. Recently he has experienced a new-found interest with the medium and is now passionately focused on pursuing photography as fine art, free from clients and limitless in creative possibilities. Clay is self-taught and strives to create images that can stand the test of time. He is also an avid self-publisher with over ten titles to his name. His artwork has been published and exhibited internationally, most notably with Esquire Russia, Ballarat Foto Biennale, Lishui China Photo Festival, Galerie Le Carré d’Art, Pink Art Fair Seoul, Wired Italia, The Annenberg Space for Photography and the Smithsonian’s National Atomic Testing Museum.