Watching the light

“When someone expends the least amount of motion on a given action, that’s grace.”
-Anton Chekhov, The Seagull

The mountain Montserrat is regarded as holy and the spiritual center of one of Catalonia´s patron saints, la Moreneta – the Virgin of Montserrat.

The norwegian photographer Stig Marlon Weston explored the mountain and the story of mystical lights that are said to be seen in the sky there. These cameraless photographs shows how a mountain can make it´s own portrait, telling a story that let´s us interpret the history of the place from a new vantage point. Presented here are photographs from two of his series;
Landmarks & Tears of St Lawrence.

“Landmarks” is a set of chemigrams with imprints made of the physical mountainpeaks. These are unique prints made directly on vintage photographic paper, showing the rockface on the tip of seven different peaks.

© Stig Marlon Weston

© Stig Marlon Weston

© Stig Marlon Weston

© Stig Marlon Weston

© Stig Marlon Weston

© Stig Marlon Weston

 

«Tears of St Lawrence» is a collection of chemigrams of pebbles taken from the top of the mountain. The title refers to the old popular name for the Perseides meteor shower, and the images shows how the rocks might have looked as meteorites when seen as lights in the sky.

These are unique prints made directly on vintage photographic paper.

© Stig Marlon Weston

© Stig Marlon Weston

© Stig Marlon Weston

© Stig Marlon Weston

© Stig Marlon Weston

© Stig Marlon Weston

© Stig Marlon Weston