These images are part of a series of photographs I began three years ago of surface reflections captured on the The Schuylkill River. Located near the large metropolitan city of Philadelphia on the eastern coast of the US, the river has been more closely associated with industrial pollution, than beauty. My hopes are that this series will help increase the appreciation for this river’s natural splendor.
These images are essentially a study of the intricate colors and ephemeral forms that occur as reflections on the river’s rhythmic surface. Photographed while kayaking on the river, they are captured just before dawn as the light begins to intensify along the horizon. By eliminating almost all visual reference points, the series seeks to present the river’s surface in singular artistic expressions of its shapes and tones.