"Transient Art refers to the fact that everything changes--you cannot go back to the same stream, person, or object and make the same photograph. Even a moment later the light and subject have changed. My favorite subjects are ice, water, and other liquids. Their ever-changing states--and transitions, for example, of ice freezing and melting--have never lost their grip on my imagination."
Taken from https://www.flickr.com/people/cliffbriggie/
Briggie's work is quite abstract. The way the water or the ice travels and how the colours existed in each photo is amazing. I get the feeling that something is always moving in all of his photographs. This is why I think I can link his work to surrealism because it's dreamy especially with the ones with lots of colours. It reminds me of the lucid dream when the memory is not concrete and background keeps changing. Briggie is able to capture these movement of such ordinary things like substances through the use of macro lens. He creates the new texture out of things we don't usually notice in daily life. What I like about this is that I cannot tell what exactly Briggie has photographed, whether it's a paint in the water or colorful smoke that spreads out in the photo as if there's no gravity.
For the photoshoot I'm doing inspired by Erwin Blumenfeld's photography style, I would like to experiment with Briggie's photography as well and incorporate the texture into the photo from photoshoot in the editing process to enhance the dreamy and surreal effect. Although I don't know how Briggie has done his photography nor that I have macro lens, I'm planning to paint acrylic on ice and take close up shots because the way the paint would blend into the ice and the melting water would create similar effect to Briggie's work.