Photographer Mark Dorf, from Louisville, KY, manipulates his images in a little white box in Bushwick, Brooklyn. He focuses on the wide-open spaces of nature and how they shift in an increasingly tech-first world. The environments he creates are bound with a sheen of lucidity.
He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from The Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia in 2011. Most recently, work from his Axiom and Simulation series was displayed at New York’s Viridian Artists as part of the Third International Photography Exhibition, curated at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
Dorf recently completed a residency last October at The Contemporary Artists Center at Woodside in Troy, New York. When he returned to the city he had with him two new collections, //_PATH and //_RUBY. In //_PATH the viewer is slightly disengaged with the reality of the landscape. Dorf will skew a scene to add conflicting angles and distort the perspective.
His work is surreal and glistening, with a subtle abstraction in an otherwise clean scene. Your eyes, while scanning, will fall into drawn-out double-takes often. He is currently looking at options for exhibiting //_PATH and //_RUBY.