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Artist Photographer Member Syd Moen
I was born and raised in Houston, Texas and have been a lifelong resident of the city’s Montrose area. I received both a B.A. in Art History and a Master of Architecture from the University of Houston. Throughout the years I have experimented with numerous artistic mediums; however I always come back to photography as the core resource for my explorations of self-expression. By playing with the medium outside of conventional photographic methods I try to pursue a more personal interpretation of the subject rather than an exact reproduction.
Little Planet Series: Imagine a singular location becoming a world unto itself. I’m always looking for a way to show all sides/dimensions of a subject; context seems to be vital to my interpretation of reality. Every element is important to the whole and it is that which I am driven to weave together in my little world. The stereographic projection of my spherical panoramas (little planets) enables me to capture all sides of a place and/or landscape. In creating the image I have the ability to rotate the sphere thus magnifying certain elements while others recess into dense detail.