A Pastel Rainbow Above Death Valley Captured By Jordan Sullivan

Jordan Sullivan sees the desert sky like a Pantone, inspiring him to create a series in two parts which studies the pastels of Death Valley.

On one side he photographs a series of mountains forming lines across the horizon, revealing a varieties of colors according to the time of day. On the other side, he represents the sky through gradations of inspiring colors from purple to blue, pink and yellow.

© Jordan Sullivan, Death Valley.

Death Valley (Photo: Jordan Sullivan)

50 shades of sunset

Divided in two parts, the series Death Valley looks to represent the variety of this ever-changing sky throughout 70 photos. On one hand through the points and summits of the desert mountains, on the other, through colors retranscribed as a sort of annex to the images.

If desert colors would normally seem rather banal, from terracotta to sandy tints, Sullivan highlights the true nuances of color that can be seen if you look hard enough. He shares a poem that illustrates his desert experience:

 

"The diving nothing
mountains move slow as eternity
circling the borders of an age before language
drifting silence filling a heart as full as a universe
visions of lost time
wandering light
there and not there
a shadow memory of past lives
uncertain fragments
the beauty of nowhere and nothing
so close to real absence
and wind
lost in the mirage of a void
no ghosts of anything here
no death
only disappearance."

 

These verses reveal the photographer's desire for the nothingness that the desert landscape which seems to be at the origin of everything. It is by way of this poetic entry that the spectator is plunged into these dreamy images.

© Jordan Sullivan, Death Valley.

Death Valley (Photo: Jordan Sullivan)

© Jordan Sullivan, Death Valley.

Death Valley (Photo: Jordan Sullivan)

© Jordan Sullivan, Death Valley.

Death Valley (Photo: Jordan Sullivan)

© Jordan Sullivan, Death Valley.

Death Valley (Photo: Jordan Sullivan)

© Jordan Sullivan, Death Valley.

Death Valley (Photo: Jordan Sullivan)

© Jordan Sullivan, Death Valley.

Death Valley (Photo: Jordan Sullivan)

© Jordan Sullivan, Death Valley.

Death Valley (Photo: Jordan Sullivan)

© Jordan Sullivan, Death Valley.

Death Valley (Photo: Jordan Sullivan)

© Jordan Sullivan, Death Valley.

Death Valley (Photo: Jordan Sullivan)

© Jordan Sullivan, Death Valley.

Death Valley (Photo: Jordan Sullivan)

© Jordan Sullivan, Death Valley.

Death Valley (Photo: Jordan Sullivan)

© Jordan Sullivan, Death Valley.

Death Valley (Photo: Jordan Sullivan)

© Jordan Sullivan, Death Valley.

Death Valley (Photo: Jordan Sullivan)

© Jordan Sullivan, Death Valley.

Death Valley (Photo: Jordan Sullivan)

© Jordan Sullivan, Death Valley.

Death Valley (Photo: Jordan Sullivan)

© Jordan Sullivan, Death Valley.

Death Valley (Photo: Jordan Sullivan)

© Jordan Sullivan, Death Valley.

Death Valley (Photo: Jordan Sullivan)

© Jordan Sullivan, Death Valley.

Death Valley (Photo: Jordan Sullivan)

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