David Benjamin Sherry photographs nature using traditional 4-by-5-inch film, which is altered in the darkroom, resulting in chromogenic prints in brilliant hues. Seeking inspiration in natural settings, he portrays geological phenomena such as rock formations and sand dunes, as well as landscapes, in vivid, unexpected colors that are a departure from their natural presentation. His stimulating spectrum presents an alternate reality, a radical imaginative view of the emotional connection and energy felt while traveling through America’s national parks, where most of his landscapes are photographed.
Born in Woodstock, New York, Sherry lives and works in Los Angeles, California. He received his MFA in Photography at Yale School of Art and his BFA in photography at The Rhode Island School of Design. His work has been the subject of national and international solo exhibitions including Astral Desert at Salon 94 in New York (2012); Form Forming Formation at OHWOW in Los Angeles (2011); The Fireplace Project in East Hampton, New York (2010); and Birth in Futureverse at Schlechtriem Brothers in Berlin (2009). His work has also been featured in group exhibitions such as Out of Focus: Photography at Saatchi Gallery in London (2012); The Anxiety of Photography at Aspen Art Museum (2011); New York Minute at The Garage Museum in Moscow (2011); and Greater New York 2010 at PS1/MOMA Contemporary Art Center (2010). A second book of his work, Quantum Light (2012, D.A.P.), was recently released in conjunction with his solo exhibition of Astral Desert.