Aaron Norberg is a landscape photographer working out of the Pacific Northwest. He was born in Burtonsville, Maryland grew up in Brandon, South Dakota studied in Savannah, Georgia and currently resides in Portland, Oregon. A student of traditional photography, he finds inspiration working with historic equipment, processes and techniques. Aaron received his B.F.A. in Photography with a minor in Historic Preservation from the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia.
Open Field is an exploration of a uniquely photographic way of seeing and experiencing place and time. Each image in the series utilizes a direct trichromatic process. Pioneered before the advent of color film in an effort to convey a photograph truer to life than what the available monochromatic processes could offer, a trichromatic image is composed of monochromatic exposures filtered through red, green and blue filters which are then overlaid to obtain a single chromatic image. Modern color films utilize a similar principle with the convenience of combining these layers in a single frame. Recording these layers individually however, allows the opportunity to explore the effect fundamental elements of light and time have upon the photographic representation of place.Where the subject remains constant between exposures, the composite renders a natural tone.Where inconsistencies in the subject matter occur between exposures, the composite renders beyond the natural spectrum.