Portal Series (2017-2018)
Shot onsite in Oporto, Finsterra, Granada and Lisboa. A collection of photos highlighting a psychological atmosphere, the unknown and in formal sense, scale and time. Texture and color and allude to a historical code with the craftsmanship lying behind unknown hands and persons.
Excerpts of Temperature (2017)
In this 2017 series of densely-hued, sub-terra photos, Manowski works with "psychological color-phasing" through photographic texture and color formatting. His transmission of a place and time inside these images is directed towards self-referential thought, nostalgic dancing of the mind, and at its pinnacle, storytelling."
Each of these photos was shot using an Olympus E-30, 2.8 14-54mm Zuiko lens and Cyan filtering in post-edits. The arc of this series reflects a continuation of Manowski's interest in the arrangement of high-contrast photo values and motifs. These glowing images seem somewhat vacant and hauntingly shine like the whining halls of a derelict medical building.
Sands of Time (2014-2016)
All of the pieces in this series have been sold or are otherwise unavailable
A series of high contrast photos. Each exposure relates in tonality to the disparate locations and darkly singular, vacant themes. Shot on an Olympus E-30, iPhone 6 and Nikon P-60. From Greece, to NYC to Alaska, Chicago and Wisconsin -- the scale and form give this series a wide emotional grip. As a photographer it's about narrative, environment and atmosphere. Potential relationships-imagined or real-trigger emotional flavors and guide the editing process. What I capture and manipulate nourishes a metanarrative. Here are examples of inside out textures like some vast, empty geography of the brain.