Metamorphosis

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Halifax-based fine art photographer Colin Campbell makes pictures of rocks exciting by challenging you to see them in a new light. Metamorphosis here refers to the transformations that give geological features their visual impact rather than to any strict taxonomy. According to the
 artist: “It is the process of change that gives or reveals the colour, texture, and form that makes rock so compelling a subject for art photography.”  Colin imagines painting in the abstract while preparing his images. Some have 
recognizable elements, but others show only line, shape, colour and texture, producing otherworldly results.

 Initially planned to highlight the colour of American Southwest landscapes, it became a quest for Nova Scotian forms, from Brier Island to Cape Breton Island. Metamorphosis is presented at ViewPoint Gallery until August 28, 2011.

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