Bronze 2019 / Fine Art / Abstract

Point Lobos Rock Formations

  • Prizes
    Bronze in Fine Art/Abstract
  • Photographer
    Nathan Wirth

Black and white, infrared, macro images of the patterns and shapes that have formed in the rocks at Point Lobos State Reserve over millions of years of erosion and geological activity.

Using a variety of techniques– including long exposure, infrared, intentional camera movement and the occasional dip into compositing– Nathan Wirth, who was born and raised in San Francisco, is a self-learned photographer who seeks to express his unending wonder for the fundamental fact of existence. He attempts to focus on the silence we can sometimes perceive in between the incessant waves of sound which often dominate our perceptions of the world. Nathan earned both a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in English Literature and brings a deep appreciation of poetry to his photography.