This week we’re launching a new and regular series of exclusive TheAppWhisperer print sales via our Online Gallery. Our Gallery is open 24/7 but we are going to bring you a little closer to each print, each week with this concurrent series.
This week we’re focusing on ‘Celestrial Spheres’ by Award Winning American Artist, Christine O Sobczak. Sobczak, is a photographer that resides between Wisconsin, Chicago and Vero Beach, Florida. She received her BFA in photography in 1994 and thus began her career as a Fine Art Photographer.
The first thing that strikes you about Christine O Sobczak’s photographs is their mesmerising beauty. Sobczak’s technical ability is matched by a more intangible gift which gives her images a sense of stillness and quietude that is rare. For me, Sobczak’s images evoke the hinterland between waking and dreaming, between the tangible and the oddly, unnervingly unreal. They hover there, reminding us of the sense of wonder photography carried in its early days: that alchemical power to captivate and transform.
Several elements distinguish Sobczak’s photographs, the use of natural light and the use of purity of forms, all close to pictoric. Sobczak’s work primarily focuses on the portrait, an artistic genre that she depicts by emphasising ‘the art of divination’ a nod to her inspiration the author Raymond A Moody. Standing in front of her images, the viewer is encouraged not only to view but to think, deeply. Immutability ensues, loosing the notion of time and inviting constant reflection. Lured into the flow imbuing a sensorial experience, offering a glimpse of peace and spirituality, her images make us relive our own memories while, simultaneously wanting to be part of her own.
Our collection presents three photographs, considered together, they install a mediative sense of harmony and upon closer inspection, nuances in lighting, composition and overall tone reveal themselves – fixing the viewing experience to one of verve, vitality and soul.
You don’t make such an art discovery everyday, today you have.