Opening Reception: Friday, March 23, 7-9 pm
Exhibition hosted by Kettle River Brewing Co.
Electrifusion is a photographic series of high voltage light paintings.
In this exhibition, Paul Lewendon explores the spectrum of colours emitted during high voltage arcing. At times, this includes the use of an industrial 15,000 volt transformer – standard household voltage is just 120 volts. While the images presented here are captured with a digital camera, there is only minor digital manipulation of the images involved. Many of the objects subjected to this high voltage process end up being severely damaged, burnt or melted from the power of the electricity arcing around and through it.
Paul Lewendon is a Kelowna-based photographer. He has had a love for photography, and a passion for creative lighting since 1987. With a foundation in black and white film and traditional darkroom processes, Lewendon’s work has expanded to include digital imaging. Despite technological changes in photographic equipment, his process remains rooted in establishing new ways of integrating electricity and photography to create unique imagery.