Hyper Colour Fantasy Series (ed. of 8), 2020 - Unframed or framed archival pigment print on cotton rag. (Note: framing is additional - please enquire for framing options and pricing).
A sizzling playground for the wealthy, the wild and the wonderful, Palm Springs has long been an artistic muse and second home for me. But after photographing its Mars-like deserts, Mid-Century houses, retro pools and luxury vintage cars countless times, it became a bit ordinary to me, and my eyes switched off, as they seem to do wherever I go about my daily life. Although I was still in love with the place, and just as mesmerised by the changing light on its undulating mountains, it was no longer my artistic muse, and so I sought to re-enchant the city and its surrounding landscapes through some other medium. Converting a digital camera for infrared, thus extending the edge of the visible spectrum exponentially, my viewfinder completely changed the way I saw Palm Springs, providing me with a window into a mysterious realm between reality and the surreal. And so, my INFRA REALISM series was born.
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About Kate Ballis
Kate Ballis (b. 1985) is a Melbourne-based fine art photographer based in Melbourne, Australia. Her work explores the themes of seeing the unseen and she is frequently traveling to destinations that already feel otherworldly, and making them seem even more foreign to the earth we know. In her Infra Realism series, Kate creates unique, colour-drenched images using infrared technology. Her book of the same title was published in 2017 by Manuscript Publishing. Kate came to a full-time art career after studying Arts and Law at the University of Melbourne, and practicing as a media and entertainment lawyer while moonlighting as a photographer. She left the law practice when given the opportunity to assist Miles Aldridge in London. Kate’s work has been exhibited in solo and group shows throughout Melbourne, Sydney, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Miami, and at art fairs across Europe. Her work has been featured in Aesthetica, AnOther, Wallpaper, Vogue Living, VICE, Forbes and more. Gallery Representation: Melbourne Gallerysmith 170-174 Abbotsford Street, North Melbourne, Victoria 3051 +61 3 9329 1860 firstname.lastname@example.org Sydney Arthouse Gallery 66 McLachlan Avenue, Rushcutters Bay, NSW 2011 +61 2 9332 1019 email@example.com