Rodrigo West’s photographic series Shades
are of an awe-inspiring quality. The artist’s characteristic touch brings people, places, and landscapes to life through atmospheres so evocative we feel that we might be traveling the world with him. West’s professional compositions continually lead the eye to the presence of an individual or toward an absence that seems to signify a beyond — around corners, down roads, or on paths that we are not sure to where they will lead. West connects portrait, landscape and lifestyle photography with social issues; using the natural world almost as a medium in and of itself. Perhaps most persistently, what we find in West’s works is a particular clarity of light that enables these photos — and the places and people they evoke — to glow from within.
Edition of 30 photographs.