Celia Rogge’s work is fundamentally influenced by living between two diverging continents, cultures, architectures, and languages. While her motto is “Always Look Up” and her search for “Reflections” is, at first, meant figuratively, they are also meant to suggest spiritual reflection. Her work itself is divided into her own “yin & yang” “order and emotion,” expressed in two very different types of photography. This is seen in her passion for symmetry and linear structure and literally reflective surfaces. Her architectural works of New York City, London, and Berlin Reflections invite the viewer to a new perspective on the clear lines in each metropolis. This zest for linear structure, order, and the vanishing point are continued in her images of grand interiors throughout Europe, the United States, and Australia. As the yang to this, she ventures into nature, in her “emotionally reflective” work. It is here where she uses her dedicated daylight infrared camera. In these it is the sunlight itself that is reflected and absorbed on a frequency that lies just outside our human visual spectrum. Common sights are filtered through the transformative power of light into a dreamlike landscape. Capturing this different frequency of light, she discovers the emotional in the unemotional. Her vistas are elevated to a higher spiritual beauty.
[excerpted from the artist’s website: www.celiarogge.com]