Rainer Stark’s photography monumentalizes the ephemeral impression. With immaculate composition these landscape closeups capture humanity faced with the sublimity of nature, chaos, conflict and impermanence. Each artwork translates a sensual encounter with a distinct natural environment, and wonderfully aestheticizes the interplay of physical, social, psychic and emotional variables that meet at the juncture of time and space. Light, color, texture and emotion work in tandem; reality is eclipsed by the poetry of Rainer’s camera in meditation. These powerful images confront the transience of man in the mirror of nature. Mining binaries such as the solid and liquid, the ephemeral and eternal, the fragile and stable, a profound sense of wonder and transformation imbues the work.