Artist-photographer Nathaniel Stern is an inventor and a bit of an alchemist. Over the last ten years he has created and employed several iterations of underwater digital scanners to produce his remarkable work. Stern has also been certified as an open water and research scuba-diver and has taken his portable scanner cameras all over the world.
“For me,” Stern says, “the way time and space are folded into each image—as vertical slashes or angled swooshes of movement and stasis—are like potent mappings of land and sea, body and technology, together…I thought this would be an intervention in how we understand space and tech,” he says. “People went gaga for it.”
His new show entitled Rippling Images will be on display at the Tory Folliard Gallery in Milwaukee.