In starting this ongoing series of landscape photographs I had no interest in any traditional notions of landscape photography. I wanted to photograph landscapes more abstractly as a context for considering the importance of open natural spaces and my concern for the increasing diminishment of those spaces due to resource extraction and the expediency of wholesale development. Best suited to that abstraction I’ve tried to emulate a style reminiscent of 19th century impressionism through the use of a pinhole camera. With this technique I'm hoping to capture the essence rather than the strict fidelity of the landscapes being photographed. This style works best for the intention to effectively erase the destruction most of these natural settings have undergone by "blending" the scene. Proposing an abstract liminal space existing somewhere between the literal and the imagined, the images captured stand to portray a kind of aspirational fiction. A layer over which we might re-imagine our natural surroundings already littered and obstructed through wholesale development. The visual style allowing light and natural forms to subsume disfigurement and render a new landscape... one of possibility and redemption.
* All images presented are archival pigment prints with maximum overall sizes up to 60x90 inches.