SP 4449 at First Light
12 x 16 inches
© Jeffrey C. Marienthal 1989
Between 1989 and 1993, I chased steam engines in California. "SP 4449 at First Light" was a perfect convergence of light, action and timing—the first stroke of steam at the first light of dawn.
My recent works are a conversation that I have with myself about time, and across time.
I combine architectural interior and figurative photography with digital illustration to create surreal representations of my perceptions, based on dreams and unusual experiences.
Computer manipulation of digital photography permits me to show experiences that cannot be photographed.
My work draws upon the vast visual lexicon of my early notes, sketches, and photographs. Early images are combined with new elements photographed from my environment, or studio set-ups posed to complete my vision. —Jeffrey C. Marienthal