R.C. May Photography Lecture Series: Michael Flomen
Exhibiting artist Michael Flomen discusses his photography which explores the natural world as both a subject and a context in which to create. In his monumental photographs, Flomen connects to the pulse and substance of the natural world. Working at night, He takes swaths of light-sensitive paper and submerges them in ponds or lays them out on a winter meadow, catching the shadows of marine life or the rhythms of drifting snow. His contact with the environment is both physical and spiritual; his work documents environmental alterations, such as the effects of acid rain or shifts in aquatic life due to climate change.