Ryuijie Douglas

Ice Forms - B/W

Ice Form 55
Ice Form 233
Ice Form 22
Ice Form 68
Ice Form 256
Ice Form 51
Ice Form 6
Ice Form 34
Ice Form 10
Ice Form 267

Ice Forms - Color

Color Ice Form 6
Color Ice Form 56
Color Ice Form 178
Color Ice Form 14
Color Ice Form 58
Color Ice Form 180
Color Ice Form 24
Color Ice Form 31
Color Ice Form 189
Color Ice Form 20

Ten years ago Ryuijie began working on a body of photographs called “Ice Forms.”

The subject matter is botanicals frozen in blocks of ice, photographed in black and white with a large format camera. and printed on 20×24 silver gelatin paper. I have recently expanded the series to include color. In both black and white and color, the ice is as important as the flowers it encases, providing an element of the unexpected and unpredictable. This element can be likened to the Japanese principle of wabi sabi—beauty in nature in all its imperfections.

We have a selection of the black and white “Ice Forms” as well as those in color, and we also have a select group of the ice form images printed as 4×5″ platinum prints.