Peter Callesen

Photography

Light jet photo prints on PVC 70 x 100 cm. </br>
My foot and foot made of snow.</br>
Light jet photo prints on PVC, 50 x 70 cm & 70 x 100 cm. </br>
Imprint of face in snow. </br>
Light jet photo prints on PVC, 50 x 70 cm & 70 x 100 cm. </br>
Imprint of face in snow. </br>
Light jet photo prints on PVC, 50 x 70 cm & 70 x 100 cm. </br>
Imprint of face in snow. </br>
Light jet photo prints on PVC, 50 x 70 cm & 70 x 100 cm. </br>
Imprint of face in snow. </br>
Light jet photo prints on PVC 70 x 100 cm. </br>
My foot and foot made of snow.</br>
Light jet photo prints on PVC, 50 x 70 cm & 70 x 100 cm. </br>
Imprint of face in snow. </br>
Light jet photo prints on PVC, 50 x 70 cm & 70 x 100 cm. </br>
Imprint of face in snow. </br>
Light jet photo prints on PVC, 50 x 70 cm & 70 x 100 cm. </br>
Imprint of face in snow. </br>
Light jet photo prints on PVC, 50 x 70 cm & 70 x 100 cm. </br>
Imprint of face in snow. </br>

SNOWPRINTS AND OTHER SNOW PHOTOS
Light jet photo prints on PVC, 50 x 70 cm & 70 x 100 cm,
made for the exhibition White Shadows, Esbjerg Art Museum, 2001


The Snow Print series was made in the spring of 2001 in Jotunheim, Norway. It depicts a series of different structures and images in snow. They deal with the notions of searching, trying to find ones bearings in a white world of snow with the possibility of being seduced, getting lost, and eventually loosing yourself. Snow Print which shows the imprint of my face in snow. The images are made by simply quickly pressing my face into newly fallen snow at 0 degrees Celsius. The image provokes an optical illusion in our brains. Instead of seeing the negative form of the actual imprint a positive form seems to emerge in the image. This happens because we are used to viewing faces in their positive form and automatically change that image in our brains. The inside is the outside and the shadows literally turn white. The faces look like faces of embryos and at the same time like death masks. Combined with the fragile material they point towards the thought that life is perishable. Some of the photos are shot in a special weather condition when everything becomes white, there is no horizon, and all shadows and contours disappear. This gave me the idea for the title for the show at Esbjerg Museum of Art White Shadows. But this impossibility does not only mislead you. Hopefully the paradox allows journeys into new metaphorical and poetic layers of beauty.