Devin Campbell’s “The Art of Ice”

I resolved at some point in the past to link to a photographer or body of work I really thought worth sharing every Friday, and I have consistently failed to do that. Resurrecting an intermittent series, here is the work of Devin Campbell, who I follow on flickr.


His project, “The Art of Ice,” focuses on the forms that ice takes, mainly patterns in surface ice.

Yang Yin
“Yang Yin”

The body of work could practically be a textbook in composition:


The one above reminds me very much of the thoughts that Brooks Jensen, the publisher of Lenswork, expressed in a recent podcast, where he was speaking of his new folio, “Worlds Within Worlds.” Speaking of Minor White’s direction to “photograph not only what it is, but what else it is,” he talks about taking photographs which evoke the cosmos in bubbles, and I especially like how this photograph not only evokes what it is (ice), but could just as easily pass for astrophotography or cellular microphotography. With any of those subjects, the strong composition would create an equally striking image.

Click on any of the images or follow the links above to find his flickr stream or website, explore his excellent content, and send some favourites and comments his way. Prints are available here (at very reasonable prices, I might add).

A couple more of his images, because I cannot resist sharing their excellence:




Badger Pass, Yosemite National Park, 2010

Badger Pass, Yosemite National Park, 2010

Towering pines are covered in fresh snow on the road through Badger Pass and into Yosemite Valley in Yosemite National Park, December 2010.