Tuck Fauntleroy (USA) – Waterline; The Elements
Exhibition: WILLA SIXTA (BASEMENT), Adama Mickiewicza 24
Meeting: AULA, Modrzewskiego 12 – AUTHORS’ MARATHON, 9th October (Saturday) at 12.30. a.m.
venue available for the disabled

Tuck Fauntleroy

Tuck Fauntleroy (b.1978, Easton, Maryland) lives and works in Jackson Hole. After receiving his B.A. from Bucknell University in 2000, he moved West and has been rooted in Wyoming since. Inspired by the natural environment of the Eastern Shore of Maryland and the small waterfront town where he was raised, Fauntleroy’s art often finds its way in the medium of water.
Early influence based in traditions of the coastal culture of the Chesapeake Bay expand to new photographic discovery within Wyoming’s vast, largely uninhabited ecosystems.
Fauntleroy’s overall style is marked by an adherence to simplicity and the interplay of negative and positive space. Form, shape and strong visual lines are at the foundation of his work. From hard-to-find locations and rare environmental conditions Fauntleroy offers a new position on and abstract view of the landscape.
Combined with his personal photographic practice, Fauntleroy has developed a professional foundation as a photographer in the fields of architecture and interior design over the past 20 years. His work is published in recognized outlets such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, Dwell, Conde Nast Traveler, Newsweek, Powder Magazine, Ski, The Fly Fish Journal, Mountain Living, Range, and Town & Country.


This series allows the viewer access to remote locations and rare conditions that most would never see otherwise. Utilizing rivers as subject matter, strong visual lines are accentuated by snow-covered earth from an aerial perspective. The images visually displace the viewer, pushing the boundaries of realism and abstraction through compositions of positive and negative space. The photographic approach emphasizes simplicity and stability.
This series of images results from taking fight over the American West for the last decade to capture rivers at a critical moment in the spring. Works in this series are connected by the intentionality of photographing landscapes devoid of human interruption. Noting the transitional progressions in these remote locations, the photographs express a deeply human desire to capture and chase the ephemerality of seasons and time.
The imagery takes something fluid yet temporary in time and space and visually grounds it for silence and reflection. Detailed mapping, critical timing and an elevated point of view come together to form a graphic aesthetic in this contemporary study of landscapes.

Three years in the making, Fauntleroy has spent his time chasing this capricious moment and the colossal beauty realized as water changes from a liquid to a solid-state as winter approaches in autumn.
Fauntleroy’s fascination with how color is absorbed and reflected by water in its various states, lead him to pursue this new body of work. The result is astonishing. Depicting the raw color variations found in the natural palette of H2O, Elements amazes the viewer by revealing colors found in nature that one is rarely exposed to. Each image engulfs the viewer into a mysterious environment- one that seems familiar yet out of reach. Standing in front of these large photographs one becomes lost in a visual journey rendered almost painterly in one frame and conjuring minimalist constructivism or organic patterns viewed through a microscope in the next. Both art and architecture, science and nature, Fauntleroy’s work pauses the active molecules in water and allows us to reflect on the true shape, color, and form of water.


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