Friday, December 9, 2011

Zander Olsen

At first, I was a bit taken aback by Zander Olsen's Tree, Line series, but they've since really grown on me.  I think it's because of the way they challenge the expectations of your typical forest landscape photography. The wrapping of the trees, the contrast between the colors and textures of the ground verses the sky in the photographs, and the way that the final image completely messes with your sense of physical plains is very visually arresting. According to Olsen:
This is an ongoing series of constructed photographs rooted in the forest. These works, carried out in Surrey, Hampshire and Wales, involve site specific interventions in the landscape, ‘wrapping’ trees with white material to construct a visual relationship between tree, not-tree and the line of horizon according to the camera’s viewpoint. 
(Via The Cozyhunter)

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