The Art of Ice has become a most interesting series and project for me since it's inception in 2008. I am proud to have started it and amazed where it has taken me. It was officially released in March 2010, winning awards locally and internationally.
The ice shot for the series occurs on the surface of small water bodies and bogs. These areas are where I find the best balance of moisture and cold air for my compositions. I use this formula for the majority of the series. The key component when picking a good spot is water retention. A few inches is an ideal depth. Mixed with an abrupt freeze it creates a perfect situation. Sticks, stones and leaves aid in altering the pattern of the ice and become the catalyst for some of the most engaging results. I should also note that this is not macro photography.