Darren Almond – ‘Fullmoon’

Darren Almond’s series ‘Fullmoon’ – a long exposure and the invisible landscape turns to a visible meditation.

“Light generates life – this is why we are drawn to it, but contrary to the harsh light of the sun, the reflective light of the moon makes us see further. The landscape of the night is an emotional landscape as much as it is a physical landscape.”

The first photographs on nights with a full moon, English artist Darren Almond took in 1998 initiated an experiment, which he called Fifteen Minute Moon. This became the starting point to an ongoing series of works, now known as ‘Fullmoon‘ and available as a photo book published by Taschen.

“The moon is the sculpture, that belongs to everybody on the planet. It’s a small glimmer of light between two voids of darkness. The moon to me is a historical point, a point we can relate to. Everything beyond the moon is just too far away, is beyond language.”

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Darren Almond – Fullmoon

 

To learn more about the artist’s thoughts behind the series of full moon pictures, watch this interview from Louisiana Channel