Fro-Zen – Photographic Images by Michael Costa
"Fro-Zen is a series of images I began to create in the fall of 2007. My vision was to freeze things from nature, then photograph them through the various melting stages. The series, which seemed to be a simple idea, sparked the imaginative photographs you see here.
With the use of a 50mm macro lens and my Canon Rebel XT digital camera, I was able to create these beautiful, abstracts images that are filled with light, energy, and color. This project creates a mood and sets a tone of how I see, interpret, and visualize fine art photography.
The Fro-Zen series has also been a way for me to use photography to heal some personal pain. Since I first breathed life into this project three years ago, it has taken on its own meaning and style.
Creating these images has helped me cope with the loss of loved ones who have recently passed-on. It is a way for me to connect with them spiritually – knowing that their energy surrounds me daily. The work is based on keeping their spirit alive.
In addition, Fro-Zen has allowed me to explore the world of macro photography and how to construct quiet, peaceful, and powerful images, while using the expression of art as my emotional and creative outlet."
Costa is a graduate of the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He has worked as a photo journalist for the San Mateo Daily Journal, has shown at Gallery @ Lavezzo Designs, and in the Sierra Art Trails Yosemite Foothills Open Studio Tour.