noun, plural [suhb-strey-tuh] layers lying under other layers
new work by photographer clark dugger
4116 Matthew Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92264
Studio D is currently exhibiting the work of fine art and architectural photographer Clark Dugger—the first photographer whose work the studio has ever exhibited.
Studio D owner Downs says that over the years many photographers have approached him wanting to show their work in his studio. “Nothing I saw had the right vibe,” said Downs. “When Clark showed me a sample of some of his new work I was blown away.” Downs immediately invited Dugger to be the opening artist for the fall season.
Dugger has been photographing weathered, decaying and crumbling surfaces and objects for years. “Billboard signs, for example, that have been neglected and partially washed away by rain often reveal hidden layers beneath them,” says Dugger. It’s these images of layers beneath layers that inspired Dugger to create “substrata,” which means “layers lying under other layers.” “Most people who see my new work assume I have combined 10, 20 or 30 images to make the finished photograph,” Dugger said. “But in fact, each image is so rich in textures and layering that I typically combine just two or three at most.”