Dan Plummer is a Lake Charles, Louisiana resident and amateur photographer, whose favorite images are made outdoors under unusual lighting conditions. Dan grew up in Ohio, always curious about the world and how things worked. He enjoyed drawing, fishing, camping, fossil hunting, rock climbing, photography and all things “science”. As a college student, he chose chemistry over art as his major field of study, later earned a PhD. in inorganic chemistry and worked in the chemical industry until retiring in 2016. Since then, he’s rekindled his love for making and sharing art about the world around us.
Description of Work
Dan's favorite subjects are landscapes and night scenes that depict unique aspects of nature, which reveal the shortcomings and biases of our human visual perception of the world. He likes shooting the milky way, the moon, and lightning to capture views that are fleeting or mostly unavailable to us in our light-rich urban environment. Often Dan trys rendering scenes abstractly with long exposures that blur motion in order to focus our attentions on the overall form, not the details, of what is in front of us, and to lead viewers to question their interpretations of what they usually see.