• size 27" × 117"
  • year 2010
  • medium Traditional C-prints
  • edition 3
  • framed In white
  • price Upon Request
“Whether subtle shifts in pattern caused by wind blowing across the surface of a lake, or the heavy chop of a bay as high tide approaches, his two triptych works explore the disparity between the visible and symbolic strength of water and the invisible powers that control it. While the constant gravitational pull of the moon on the earth’s bodies of water can have tremendous, often global effects, it remains something one ordinarily does not feel or notice.” — Charles Bank Gallery
Ryan james macfarland

About the Artist

Ryan james macfarland

Ryan James MacFarland (b. 1985) creates photographs that address the intangible and transitory qualities of landscape. His images are born out of an overwhelming obsession with nature and its mechanics, notably Tide Study, a series capturing the moon above bodies of water before nightfall. MacFarland’s compositions are usually devoid of of human presence and are sometimes comprised of triptychs or pairings, or reproductions of the same image arranged in quadrants, forming a central diamond shape, suggesting the symmetry and patterns that exist in nature. His photographs reveal how he sees the natural world and attempt to break down the complex systems of nature to their base elements. MacFarland received a BFA in Photography & Imaging from New York University in 2006, and his work has been exhibited internationally.

From the Journal

From the Journal

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  • Photographer Ryan James Macfarland speaks with us about his preference for film, why he hopes Fuji and Kodak outlast him, and the Moon.
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  • Ryan James MacFarland tells us about his Sketchbook series, which was presented at PULSE Miami Beach in December 2015.
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