Elusive Series, Digital Photography, dimensions variable, 2012-2014.

In the Elusive series I use long exposure photography shot in fast intervals to capture my movement in a handmade “light suit”. The camera captures the moving image of light, which is mysterious in nature, but can be easily explained- juxtaposing something that is so obviously constructed while pretending to be elusive. This piece is a visualization of our desire to connect with something magical, spiritual, or otherworldly and the disappointment we meet when uncover the carefully constructed illusion.

This work exists as photographs and time-lapse video. At times I show only the photographs and at times I pair them with projected videos. I see the photos and videos as two types of documented “phenomena”.

© 2016 Emily Scott Beck