/ 2018 / Nature / Other_N

Surface and Consciousness

  • Prize
    Bronze in Nature/Other
  • Photographer
    Joshua Sarinana

It can be difficult to find beauty in urban environments. This series
speaks to the need to occasionally escape the sensory and
psychological confines of city life. These images are reflections
from pools of water that have gathered atop of concrete or
asphalt, which provides contrast between the abrasiveness of
industrialization and the tranquility of nature.

Dr. Joshua Sariñana's passion for photography coincided with his interest in the brain and mind. After studying neuroscience at UCLA and MIT, Sariñana switched his focus to the practice and theoretical study of photography.

He has exhibited nationally and internationally, including a solo exhibition at the Griffin Museum of Photography, and has shown at the Month of Photography Los Angeles, Aperture Gallery (upcoming), Photoville, and the Panopticon Gallery (upcoming).

Sariñana was named as a 2017 and 2018 Critical Mass Top 200 Finalist. His work has been recognized by the Sony World Photogr