Over Beams

  • Ra Ratnasingham
  • 2011
  • Inv. No. 411.16.03
  • Edition 100 + 2 AP
  • Categories: Interni
Size M
40x60cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Showcase frame Mounting

 A beam of light passes through a hexagonal dome of iron and glass, radiating into the surrounding space golden glows and hues that warm up the atmosphere. The photographer’s eye pauses to admire the architectural beauty of the whole space, gazing at it from a strongly foreshortened perspective. The result is adramatic perspective made of solid and empty spaces, enhanced by the powerful contrasts between light and shadow that give this shot an innate dramatic expressiveness.
Ra Ratnasingham is an artist from Sri Lanka withan established reputation as a photographer. He deeply loves his job and sees photography as a crossroads of lives, places and experiences that contribute toenhance his creativity and the results of his work. The contact with different realities and environments led him to commit himself more and more to his job, and to test his photography by adopting different techniques: “To browse different subjects, perspectives, landscapes and projects keeps the matteralive”, claims the photographer, and the unexpected perspectives can inject new energy into the subjects. With a focus on documentary photography, Ratnasingham also works on food, lifestyle, travel and portrait photography, adjusting his style in order to better suit the subjects and the series he wants to realize: when working on travel photography, for instance, his technique recalls documentary photography. In other cases, such as when he’s photographing food, his technique much owes to still life photography, through which he also manages to capture people walking in an urban landscape turning them into almost motion less statues.