Dust to Dust – Ujin Lee and Tom Edwards

Marianne Moore once proposed that beauty was everlasting but dust was only for a time. Australian artists Ujin Lee and Tom Edwards would likely argue that dust’s time can hold everlasting beauty of its own. “Dust” is an ongoing photography project that captures projections of a billowing substance in a number of different settings. The extremely high shutter speed photography captures the changing and fading dust in a state not normally viewed, frozen in motion before crashing to the ground. The results of the project can not adequately be described in words, but must be viewed to be fully appreciated.

Ujin Lee and Tom Edwards - From the project 'Dust'

Ujin Lee and Tom Edwards - From the project 'Dust'

Ujin Lee and Tom Edwards - From the project 'Dust'

Ujin Lee and Tom Edwards - From the project 'Dust'

The use of light and shadow in each shot helps draw a strong sense of depth to each photograph giving a sharp sense of substance to fine particles rarely given a second thought and often dismissed as a nuisance.

Ujin Lee and Tom Edwards - From the project 'Dust'

Ujin Lee and Tom Edwards - From the project 'Dust'

Ujin Lee and Tom Edwards - From the project 'Dust'

Ujin Lee and Tom Edwards - From the project 'Dust'

The ghostly-looking focus of each shot is haunting amid its cold and simple presence. And while each shot contains the same basic principles, each selected work showcases the “dust” in unique and profound form.

Ujin Lee and Tom Edwards - From the project 'Dust'

Ujin Lee and Tom Edwards - From the project 'Dust'

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