// Alfredo Mora specializes in landscape, nature and architectural photography. Originally from San Antonio, Texas, he now lives in Colorado with his family, where he found inspiration and motifs in the mountains. He shared a series of Colorado ice landscape abstractions.
“In 2019, I decided to move my family to Colorado for work and in search of more diverse landscape opportunities. There was just something about the mountains in Colorado that spoke to me,” Alfredo says.
“Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside awakens.”
What draws you to the arts?
“Any time I am out in nature, I feel connected to the landscape. I slow down and truly observe subtle light, textures, patterns, and color. I feel stress of my daily life wash away when I am out exploring with my camera. I draw inspiration from viewing the work of other photographers and art in general.”
What do you like best about these artful photographs of ice patterns that you have shared with us?
“What intrigued me about ice patterns is just the incredible randomness of nature. Pareidolia is a psychological phenomenon that causes people to see patterns in a random objects. This often leads to people assigning human characteristics to objects. My goal is to show that through my ice pattern series. I also want to convey the hidden beauty around us. We do not have to travel to exotic locations to photograph something deeply personal and expressive.”
This series of images focuses on ice abstracts showcasing the hidden beauty of nature. Alfredo photographed the scenes using a wide range of focal ranges from wide to telephoto to help convey his creative vision. In 2021, his photography transformed into creating more expressive photography, such as quiet scenes, abstracts, and minimalist images. “I still love grand landscapes, but I have realized the goal of my photography is to convey to you the experience of discovery of the common and uncommon. By common, I mean those scenes we pass by without a second thought. And by uncommon, I am referring to those moments where the light is just special or elements in a scene come together in a rare juxtaposition.”
In Colorado of course, ice can last well into March and beyond, and so this series is not only beautiful but also timely, even as we long for spring by now. The beauty of ice, photographed this way, is enchanting any time of year though.
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