Oats & Sparkle Self-Portraits Use Camera Flashes as ‘God's Given Light'

 - Mar 9, 2009   Updated: Aug 17 2011
References: sparkleoats & notcot.org
Oats & Sparkle is a photographic partnership between two friends, Dju-Lian and Jovian, who grew up together. They approach their photography by maximizing and playing with the effects of God's given light.

I love this series of flashed-out head self-portraits the duo have done. It is startling.

The environment always influences the partnership's images, and if their photos compel any viewers to scratch their heads and look a little longer, they are happy boys who have met their objectives.

Implications - The body of photographs in Oats and Sparkle's portfolio indicate their inspiration stems from their everyday experiences. The creative duo are not particularly inspired by any one photographer, but are paving their own way in the art world with a unique style.