Nicolas Wittman

Nicholas Whitman’s photographs explore the natural illustrative quality of shoreline rocks, waterbodies, and icebergs. His images isolate moments to signify the passage of time, the largest timescale we have to consider- geological time. Rippling water surfaces, looming masses of glowing ice, pink granite slicing through metamorphic rock, paint a picture of our ever-evolving surroundings. The push and pull of ice and water over rocks is not unlike that of a paintbrush over a paper, and many of Whitman’s bold compositions bear likeness to abstract expressionist paintings. Others are quieter, more ethereal, highlighting the elemental tension between solidity and transience of ice and stone.