Glyph = "a symbol, such as a stylized figure or arrow on a public sign, that imparts information nonverbally" (Merriam-Webster's on-line dictionary, http://www.merriam-webster.com); derives from Greek glyphe = carved work and from glyphein = to carve.
The images in this portfolio consist of "discovered" glyphs; otherwise hidden in the context of the everyday: paint splotches on textured rubber dinghies in the Port of Piraeus in Athens, Greece; cracked concrete on suburban roadsigns; and reverse negative imprints of currents of moonlight reflected in lakewater in the Adirondacks, NY.
At first glance, these glyphs may appear completely random and devoid of all meaning. But a deeper inspection reveals the stirrings of ineffably hidden harmonies.
A Ph.D. physicist specializing in complex adaptive systems, Andy Ilachinski spends most of his free time with a camera.
A founding member of Lorton Arts Foundation's Workhouse Photographic Society in 2009 (near Occoquan, VA), his photographs have won numerous awards, have been exhibited in many juried solo and group shows, and hang in galleries, businesses, and private homes.
Featured in Lenswork magazine four times, in Black & White twice, Andy has won numerous awards in Black & White magazine's portfolio and single-image contests and the prestigious B&W Spider awards, and won the book contest sponsored by the UK Black + White Photography magazine in 2007.