This series of photographs entertains the notion of a visual fusion of two places. The places coincide in a confusion of what is in or out of frame, fusing the two, in the mind, in the conscious dream. This blending of different spaces creates a place for discovery. It is a space for the viewer to wander through and even to separate a blending of different observational spaces, while allowing the re-emergence as one entity. The negative and the positive blend in a dreamscape of abstraction. This duality of inherent tension is a driving force for absorption of the composite. The viewer has full reign into their own interpretation of the Displacement/Dreamscape.
web site: ekwallerphoto.com
Attracted to photography in childhood, I received a Brownie as my first camera. I went on to study both photography and painting at Middle Tennessee State University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Teaching & Studio/Fine Arts, Photography & Painting. After teaching High School Art, I began my photography career working as a photojournalist for The Daily News Journal in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. It was during this time that I cemented my love of photography, shooting photojournalism and exhibiting photographs and paintings. I then relocated to Los Angeles where I worked in advertising photography while continuing to exhibit fine art photography.
In Los Angeles, I taught photography at Santa Monica College and Disney Creative Academy. I was on the Professional Advisory Committee at Fullerton College, was on the Board of Directors of Advertising Photographers of America from 1994 – 2002, Co-chairing the Annual Membership Exhibition each year. I also served as a juror for exhibitions, most recently at Emeritus College and Santa Monica College.
In 2014 I retired from commercial practice to focus exclusively on Fine Art Photography. I am currently working on different bodies of work, both figuratively and abstractly. I am represented by Fabrik Projects Gallery.
March 21, 2018