Cody Cobb’s serene photographs capture moments of stillness in the chaos of nature. The artist wandered through the American west for weeks at a time to fully immerse himself within untouched wildernesses. This period of isolation allowed for more sensitive observations of both the external landscape and the internal experience of solitude. The resulting series, Spectral, showcases a hidden luminescence within the environment. Collapsed lava tubes and cliffs radiate with a strange fluorescence, created when minerals are subjected to UV light. The eerie glow represents an entanglement between observer and the observed.
Image Credit: Cody Cobb, CC3513, (2021). Pigment print mounted to dibond. 107cm x 142cm.