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Christy Lee Rogers

Updated: Nov 23, 2020

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Christy Lee Rogers

Water Photography

Christy Lee Rogers is a Hawaiian artist who specializes in underwater fine art photography. She is heavily influeneced by baroque art.

Rogers is known for breaking the rules of conventional photography, by utilizing the refraction of light through water to create painting like images under very dark lighting conditions.  

Her use of Chiaroscuro lighting -- a Renaissance-period term describing the use of strong contrasts between light and dark, and which was made popular by artists like Caravaggio and Rembrandt, started by shooting at night in friends pools.

The basis of her technique started out experimentally. She is also known for using real people as her models to evoke the vulnerability of the human condition is her works.

Through a fragile process of experimentation, she builds elaborate scenes of coalesced colors and entangled bodies that exalt the human character as one of vigor and warmth, while also capturing the beauty and vulnerability of the tragic experience that is the human condition. 

"My purpose behind the work is to question and find understanding in the craziness, tragedy, vulnerability, beauty and power of mankind." - Christy Lee Rogers

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