Elusive Impressions by Lis Bailly

My natural way of seeing is out of focus. Being myopic allows me to see the diffraction patterns of light. The Japanese refer to this aesthetic quality with soft round blurry focus as BOKEH, the way the lens renders points of light.

Though myopic can imply shortsightedness or lack of perspective, I see it as an expansive insightful power, a beautiful expressive way of approaching reality – available simply by removing my glasses or using manual focus on my camera. It is ephemeral, transitory and yes, elusive.

A new series of landscape, still life and abstract images is emerging. Because they have a painterly impressionist quality and a soft sensuous surface, this digital photographic work is printed with archival pigment inks on stretched premium cotton canvas, mounted in a simple black wood float frame without glass, for an affordable contemporary look.  Please enquire about prints on paper or alternative sizes.