Quiver Tree in the Night
Photo - dye sublimation onto aluminum
12 x 18 x 3/4 inches
Richard Silver, currently a year-round resident of Montauk, photographs a range of subjects, concentrating on the natural world, especially the more rugged aspects, extreme weather, or changing light, with many of his shots taken at night or in low light. As an avid traveler, Rich is the opposite of a fair-weather outdoorsman, shooting both at home in Montauk and wide-ranging locales around the world. He is especially attracted to the organically dramatic—the ephemeral beauty of sky and water seeming to meld together at certain times of day, the starkness of ragged mountainous terrain, the quiet appeal of something ordinary when it’s shrouded in fog or bathed in extraordinary sunlight. His signature style tends toward vertical orientation, strong colors, good contrast, deep or dark tonalities, and strong, simple compositions, mostly shot with a wide-angle lens.