Leanne Sauer
Untitled Zone Plates

Untitled Zone Plates explores the elusive spirit that exists in the natural world, the sense that something bigger is at play, evoking a kind of synesthesia in the viewer. These seductive views of nature attempt to lure the viewer into their melancholy song. Zone plates use diffraction to focus light in order to make an image, as opposed to traditional photographic capture which relies on refraction. Similar to pin hole cameras, zone plates produce soft diffused images while still maintaining a relatively sharp point of focus. Unlike pinholes however they can often achieve much shorter exposure times allowing the photographer to shoot hand held if needed.