Evelyn Pritt is a photographer from Indonesia. She told me that this dynamic panorama of the twinkling star-filled sky was taken on a black sand beach formed by a volcano in Bali. She told me that what shines like a first magnitude star is a piece of glass. I would like to introduce her "Stars below" series. Everything has a life, even the smallest thing has a universe. I think this is what it means to make a photograph of aminism.(Yoshihiro Taniguchi)
Evelyn is an Indonesian photo based artist and a self taught photographer. She uses photography as a data collection tool to observe nature and her surroundings to create a visualization of questions and thoughts that arise during the observation.
Photography also enables her to explore the possibilities of multiple visual perception from a scene by changing the orientation of the image, free from the rules of what should be above and below.
CV: Group Exhibition
2017 Unknown Asia Photography, DMOARTS, Osaka
2017 Fantasy Islands, Chapel Gallery at Objectifs, Singapore
2017 Broken Heart Gallery, Plaza Indonesia, Jakarta
2016 Universe Behind the Doors, Artotel, Jakarta
2015 Jakarta Biennale, Gudang Sarinah, Jakarta
2015 No Other Color, Tugu Kunstkring Paleis, Jakarta
2014 Jakarta International Photo Summit III, Galeri Nasional, Jakarta
2011 Beyond Photography, Ciputra Artpreneur Center, Jakarta
2009 Jakarta Bienalle XIII, Taman Ismail Marzuki, Jakarta
2009 Mata Perempuan 3, Galeri Cipta III Taman Ismail Marzuki, Jakarta
2007 Mata Perempuan 2, Galeri Cipta III Taman Ismail Marzuki, Jakarta
2007 Jakarta International Photo Summit, Jakarta
2005 Sensecity, Galeri Foto Jurnalistik Antara, Jakarta
2004 Lalu Kini Nanti, Goethe Institut, Jakarta
1994 Kota Kita I, Galeri Foto Jurnalistik Antara, Jakarta
About the project: Stars Below
These are photos of volcanic sands by the beach in Bali. When you see the sands from a certain angle and at a specific time, these sands will shine reflecting the sun. It looks like deep space filled with many stars, and it makes me wonder if the deep space is actually a solid matter just like these sands below my feet.
When I took the photos of these sands, an old man came to me and ask what did I photograph. He said that the sands sparkle like diamonds, but it's very difficult to capture (with a camera). It will be better to capture them with memory.