Elizabeth Kazda uses photography, symmetry, and color to emphasize the beauty of botanical and seemingly common objects. Their nuances are enhanced and she creates intricate works of art with their subtleties.
A camera can be used for much more than simply replicating what is in front of the lens. My photographic work is a fusion of art and science. I use the camera in unconventional ways through the camera’s multiple exposure functions. I develop all my compositions in-camera (not in photoshop) by building layers of color, texture and form one frame at a time.
I create Botanical Mandalas and Thread Mandalas using my technique of Precise Incremental Rotation. Using a rotating platform, I photograph my subject at equidistant positions until a full rotation is completed. I create Botanical Mandalas from a variety of plant/flower materials. The choice of botanical is dependent on my ability to acquire it. For the Thread Mandalas, I string strands of thread on a frame and work with an extensive palette of thread colors.
I design Thread Translations using my technique of Precise Incremental Translation. First, I place the camera on a motorized rail system, allowing me to move it precisely from side to side. Next, I string strands of thread on a frame and photograph them at many camera positions. With this technique, I create Intricate compositions with beautiful color gradations.