Dan Torop

Some projects

  • Ice Rainbow

    In a place both deluged and water-starved, sustained seasonal observation allows for telling images.

  • Adam Putnam, Reclaimed Empire, ASMR4v1, spread 3

    ASMR4 is a small-run conversation. A conversation between 4 photographers in the form of a book.

  • Equivalences

    In 1969, in the Yucatan and on the coast of Sanibel Island, Robert Smithson made a series of mirror travel photographs.

  • Vectorscope

    I worked on “scopes”, 2D plots which visualize the lightness or chrominance of an image.

  • Dan Torop, Lone Garden, Lone Lake, ASMR4v3, pp. 6-7
    Lone Garden, Lone Lake

    Dust, weeds and other castaways. The slow shift of light and foliage. A lake nearly gone.

  • Image of Elm, February 10, 2014 (Clark)
    Frozen Period

    Present day investigations at Lynden Sculpture Garden of Meriwether Lewis’s diary entry describing a day and night in the environs of the Great Falls of the Missouri River.

  • Pony Express Yourself

    Working with a novel image sensor and towards the fundamentals of image processing.

  • Alkali Desert installation view, Wendover, Utah
    Alkali Desert

    Retracing Mark Twain’s 1861 journey across Utah’s alkali desert.

  • Pass

    Working at high altitudes, photographs as emotional objects. A gallery show and an artist's book.

  • Undercity 1
    Bowery Birds

    In 1999, I dreamed I was drifting over the Bowery at sunset. The street was covered by a red fog laced with yellow-orange fumes.

  • Horses

    The language of this small paradise exists for us to happen upon in future days or to reflect on in former. For the visitor, the cold moment is a negotiable foray into fiction and found territory.

  • ocean10097-00008

    The digital Ocean has been my ongoing project since 2000. It is a real-time, physics based, interactive manifestation of the ocean.

  • Seal
    Estimated Landscapes

    Sometime around 2001, I decided I was a landscape photographer. No more birds, just the land. And an odd seal.

  • Sea Bird
    Lost Domain

    Drifting in New York, and a few other places. A getting-the-feet-back-on-the-ground effort.

  • Mary

    Those were the days!  Traveling in the car West then East.  Drifting to and from the darkroom, printing evening after evening.

  • Poetry Computer
    Poetry Computer

    I made it speak extemporaneously: as it came up with new words it spoke them, then forgot them.

  • Card Image
    Trying to Learn to Say the Same Thing

    This was the "first NY art show". It wasn't really called "trying to learn..." It didn't have a title, but that was what I'd been wanting to call it if I could've gotten up the guts, so I'll pretend it is the title.