Darren Almond


chromogenic print, face mounted onto perspex, in artist's frame
74 x 74 inches
edition 3 of 3 + 2 AP

Darren Almond creates films, photographs, sculptures, and installations, many of which are centered on notions of time. A frequent traveler, Almond uses his experiences in remote locations as the inspiration for much of his work. For his Fullmoon Series (a project he began in 1998), he photographs landscapes using only the available light from a full moon and long exposure times of 15 minutes or longer. In Fullmoon@Yellow Mountain, the sharp cliffsides of the Huangshan mountains in eastern China frame the range as it recedes into the distance. The moon moves slightly during the exposure, which softens shadows in Almond’s images, giving the scene an otherworldly sense of place. Almond’s work is in numerous public collections worldwide, and in 2005 he was shortlisted for the Turner Prize.