House
2 March 2015

Blue Trim, 40 x 50 inches, pigment print

 

Through my photography I create imagery at the intersection of fantasy and reality. With the use of tilt-shift focus in my 4×5 view camera and digital manipulation, the scenes I photograph are simplified, enhancing the sense of beauty and perfection embodied in the places I photograph. Several of the images have a toy-like quality and through the use of focus there is a tension and ambiguity in both scale and place. The imagery draws on the constructed nature of the suburban southwestern landscape and the sensations of desire and perfection that accompany it.

© 2017 Leigh Merrill, All Rights Reserved

Red Brick, 24 x 30 inches, pigment print

 

Blue Shed, 32 x 40 inches, pigment print

 

Little Bush, Bundled Car, 24 x 48 inches, pigment prints

 

Green House, 24 x 30 inches, pigment print

 

MerrillBlueCarGreenHose

Blue Car, Green Hose, 24 x 30 inches, pigment print

 

 

Merrillyellow house

Yellow House, 24 x 30 inches, pigment print

 

Blue Slide, 24 x 30 inches, pigment print

 

 

House with Rocks, 24 x 30 inches, pigment print