Jack Long

Artist Statement:

My work is what I would refer to as “fountain” photography. Having a visual “Rorschach” quality, viewers often see within the work, dancing characters, sea creatures, etc . These forms are sometimes intentional, other times by chance, but always precisely controlled, and captured with high speed photography. 

The apparatus necessary for this work is custom constructed, designed to create liquid forms previously unseen within stop action photography. The works are original in concept and completion. While primarily working with liquids, other elements are occasionally used. All in mid air, as amazing sculptures and for only a fraction of a second, captured in a flash.

Digital composition or rendering is not used in the construction of these compositions. All events happen simultaneously in a single frame capture

The art is very much in the planning, set construction and final creation of the images. They become very temporary three-dimensional sculptures. Photography, through composition and lighting, are the only means to view these very brief events.

Jack Long
Cavern Dwellers 3334 by Jack Long
Cavern Dwellers 3334
17.5 x 23.75 in.
Dancing Rabbit by Jack Long
Dancing Rabbit
8 x 11.5 in.
Hole Twister 296 by Jack Long
Hole Twister 296
22 x 17 in.
Hoop Dreams by Jack Long
Hoop Dreams
18.75 x 15 in.
Large Bloom Small Vessel by Jack Long
Large Bloom Small Vessel
21.5 x 16 in.
Liquid Life by Jack Long
Liquid Life
10 x 8 in.
Long Stem by Jack Long
Long Stem
24 x 20 in.
Maestro Moose by Jack Long
Maestro Moose
8 x 11.5 in.
Waterlily by Jack Long
40 x 30 in.