ABOUT "BEYOND THE HEDGE"
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HEDGED #1 | 2022
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BEYOND THE HEDGE
Venturing into the shadows, Patrick Lambertz explores new frontiers of photographic expression in his series "Beyond the Hedge". Here, the viewer is invited into a realm where the play of light and dark has been reimagined and redefined.
Each photograph features a hedge, an everyday subject reduced to the deepest hues until it nearly blends with the night itself. Yet amidst the encroaching darkness, the delicate patterning of leaves remains discernible, as if nature refuses to be entirely subdued.
The series title also reflects a subtle play on words. In finance, 'hedging' refers to securing one's position, often associated with reducing risk and maintaining a comfortable status quo. Yet "Beyond the Hedge" signifies Lambertz's departure from his usual sphere of comfort. Known for his bright, luminous imagery, he challenges his own aesthetic preferences in this series, daring to explore the mysteries of the darkest possible light while ensuring the subject remains visible.
"Beyond the Hedge" therefore becomes a metaphor for Lambertz's own artistic journey – pushing boundaries, transcending norms, and exploring the uncharted territories that lie in the spaces between light and dark.