artist statement

artist statement

Canadian Photographer Vincent Chahley captures landscapes in low light using long exposures, resulting in crisp, seductive images.   Where details of nature commingle with perceptual angles to give a novel viewpoint on the interrelationship between geography and art.

His artistry lies in the defamiliarization of the familiar with a tendency to portray his chosen subject-matter as though they possessed an animate, independent life.

Chahley's aerial photographs translate spatial mapping into a game, where a mountainous crest, beachy shore, or a protruding landmass can exist independently and abstracted from the contexts that typically define its growth and features.  His images challenge traditional perspectives and encourage viewers to see the natural world with fresh eyes. Geographic formations take on artistic qualities, creating enticing and provocative imagery.