I make lens-based artwork, in the studio and in the field, oriented around certain concepts that explore ideas in science fiction, alchemy, poetry, consciousness, and the historical, terrifying sublime. I am seeking the uncanny in the everyday. My images are made in-camera, on film, using a range of handmade masks, filters, and gels, brought together using multiple exposures and light distortions/diffractions.
This image was shot on film in the studio in 2013. All manipulations are done in camera. It is a meditation on themes of science fiction, thought, consciousness and the sublime.
Coverage of Mr. DeWaters’ work includes: Self Publish Be Happy, “SPBH w Dillon DeWaters,” October 10, 2014, Tierney Fellowship: Ten Years, Tierney Fellowship Catalogue, 2014, Indigo, Visible Spectrum Book Series, Conveyor Editions, Visible Spectrum Limited Edition Boxed Set, 2014, Conveyor Magazine, “Interview: (PARA)METANOIA Dillon DeWaters,” with Liz Sales, Spectre//Spectrum Issue, Issue No. 5, 2013, Photograph Magazine, “In the Studio: Dillon DeWaters,” by Adam Ryder, May/June 2013, LENSCRATCH, “Beyond the Barrier,” February 23, 2013, Feature Shoot, “’Beyond the Barrier’ Photo Exhibition Explores Facets of Science and Fiction,” Feburary 19, 2013, An Eruption of Anti-Time, 2011 limitied edition artist book by Garrett Miller, Shift Magazine, Volume 5, International Center of Photography Education Program, New York, NY 2010. His work is in various private collections.BACK TO PHOTO