The mystical power and scale of these cloud draws you in – viewers become ‘cloud-struck’ by these luxurious and distinctive compositions because they are masterpieces unlike any other.
‘In the ever-changing topography of the clouds, the landscape of the human heart – every mood and emotion – is writ large in the sky.’
Sometimes it takes an artist to show us what is in front of our noses. To capture the most nebulous or fleeting of phenomena, and help us see them anew. This is what Trevor Mein does with his photographs of motion and energy. His photographs of clouds arrest their motion while highlighting their evanescence, their luminosity and their power. Dazzling explosions of bulbous white.
Mein’s dressage photographs, in collaboration with artist and equestrian Susan Knight, break down the moment and capture its subliminal mood, giving us the elegant serif of the horse’s tail, the shower of hair casting shadows on the horse’s rump, the glimpse of a gloved hand holding the reins.
Raised on an Australian farm, where the wide, brown landscape was marked by abandoned gold mines and the sky lay like an ocean above his head, he is attuned to the atmosphere of open space and how surfaces reflect what lies beneath.
Fiona Capp 2011