David Shannon-Lier

David Shannon-Lier is a photographer from Massachusetts who has exhibited and been published nationally and internationally, which include The Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the Addison Gallery of American Art, the Phoenix Art Museum, The Griffin Museum of Photography. Additionally, he has shown in galleries across the U.S. and the world, which include Seoul, Vancouver, New York and London. He earned his BFA from The School of The Museum of Fine Arts, in Boston and his MFA from Arizona State University. He is currently traveling the United States with his wife, Alison, their son, Emmett, and Dog, Olive.

Grassland Moonset, Gila National Forest, New Mexico

Grassland Moonset, Gila National Forest, New Mexico

Juniper Moonrise, Tonto National Forest, Arizona

Juniper Moonrise, Tonto National Forest, Arizona

Charcoal moonrise, Mesa, Arizona

Charcoal moonrise, Mesa, Arizona

Chalk Moonrise, Muley Point, Utah

Chalk Moonrise, Muley Point, Utah

These photographs come from Of Heaven and Earth, a series of long exposure photographs of altered landscapes. Altered elements in the landscape interact with movements of heavenly bodies in the pictures.

The work stems from gap between the knowledge of the vastness of time and space and the unshakable notion that the tiny acts we engage in each day matter. It comes from our notions of belonging to the land and the land belonging to us, from the allure of the single point perspective photography gives us. It is about the importance of a few hours in a very specific place, alongside the importance of the eternal and unending scale of time and space itself. It’s about mortality.

Taraxacum Sunrise, Livingston, Montana

Taraxacum Sunrise, Livingston, Montana

Vineyard Sunrise, Dallas, Oregon

Vineyard Sunrise, Dallas, Oregon

Bisti Moonrise, Bisti Badlands, New Mexico

Bisti Moonrise, Bisti Badlands, New Mexico

Sweetgrass Moonset, Mc Leod Montana

Sweetgrass Moonset, Mc Leod Montana

Rooftop Moonset, Vancouver, British Coloumbia

Rooftop Moonset, Vancouver, British Coloumbia

Reflection #2 (Transit of the Moon), Autumn Mesa, Arizona

Reflection #2 (Transit of the Moon), Autumn Mesa, Arizona

Transit of The Sun, Canyonlands, Utah

Transit of The Sun, Canyonlands, Utah

Transit of the Sun in Two Man-Made Pools, De-Na-Zin Wilderness, New Mexico

Transit of the Sun in Two Man-Made Pools, De-Na-Zin Wilderness, New Mexico

Reflection #7 (Transit of the Sun) Autumn, Mendon Brook, Vermont

Reflection #7 (Transit of the Sun) Autumn, Mendon Brook, Vermont

Reflection #9 (Transit of the Sun) Winter, Wolf Flats, Idaho

Reflection #9 (Transit of the Sun) Winter, Wolf Flats, Idaho

Reflection of the Rising Moon Over Our Home, Mesa, Arizona

Reflection of the Rising Moon Over Our Home, Mesa, Arizona

To see more of David’s work, please view his website.



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