Daniel Zvereff, 'Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway', Photograph, 2010
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Daniel Zvereff grew up in Portland, Oregon. A first generation American, his Russian family emigrated to the USA in 1951 after decades of stateless exile in China, but not before a three-year stint as refugees in the Philippines, having been exiled once again by the communist party in China in 1948. Towards the end of his education, Zvereff decided to retrace his family’s epic journey across Russia, through Mongolia and into China, reconnecting with his ancestor’s language and culture. The people he met became the co-authors of his journals, his experiences with them inseparable elements of his creative work, a style that has stuck ever since. Zvereff currently resides in Brooklyn NY where he works as a freelance photographer and illustrator. His travel writings, photographs, and Illustrations have been featured in many online and printed publications.
When artist Daniel Zvereff saw Richard Mosse’s “Infra” film project from the Congo, he knew he had to find a way to make the most of the discontinued, magenta-hued film. Known as "Kodak Aerochrome," this film was originally intended for aerial photography to indicate areas of vegetation in surveys and to find camouflaged military encampments. Kodak describes it as “infrared-sensitive, false-color reversal film.” Plant life turns to a majestic red or purple hue while non-plant life often renders in grey or blue.
Details: 'Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway', Photograph, 2010
Chromogenic colour print
Image dimensions: 12 x 12 in (30.4 cm x 30.4 cm)
From an edition of 20
Signed by artist