Best of Best 2020 / Photography / Other

Muses

  • Prize
    Best of Best in Other / Photography
  • Designer
    Christy Lee Rogers

The Muses collection is about the beauty and vulnerability of being human. The intentions for all of my work start with a desire to express a sense of wonder and tranquility beyond what we see here in reality; and to create a sanctuary for the viewer, a place separate from the chaos of the world, where it's safe to dream. Shot underwater in Hawaii, the colors, cascading bodies and contrasts of light and darkness were utilized to create movement and purpose within each scene, and ask questions about our existence. Each title is a wish for humanity.

Christy Lee Rogers is a visual artist from Hawaii. Her obsession with water as a medium for breaking the conventions of contemporary photography has led to her work being compared to Baroque painting masters like Caravaggio. She is a two time finalist for the Contemporary Talents Award from the Fondation François Schneider in France, and has been commissioned by Apple to create underwater images with the iPhone 11Pro, as well as being featured in one of their behind-the-scenes process films. In 2020 she created the cover image for the 2021 Lavazza Calendar ‘The New Humanity.’