Featured in this post are the works of Michael Chase from his projects Paintaway, Flux, and The Century of Disintegration, which all have a common theme of impermanence. The self-taught 28-year-old photographer, who does not stray away from digitally manipulating his photos, also focuses on capturing the lines and gritty details of buildings and other places.
Paintaway was created in Chase’s kitchen sink using acrylic and water on ceramic tile. The images were shot using his iPhone which he later edited on his computer.
It took about a month to create the entire series. I was inspired by the textures created by water while washing away drying paint during an unsuccessful attempt at creating a paint splatter for a design I was working on. After that I began to explore new techniques and experiment with different materials every day to come up with new texture and color combinations. When each piece was completed and the image was edited and finalized, the paintings were washed off to be replaced by the next.
“I think every kind of photographer has to develop an eye for whatever subject they choose to focus on. The more developed their eye, the easier it is to find what they are looking for, regardless of subject matter.”
– Chase in an interview with Lensblr