landscape

Landscape Light Installations

American artist Barry Underwood utilizes LED lights, luminescent material, and other photographic effects to create fleeting abstract landscapes that are influenced by both accidental and incidental light. Here is Underwood’s Artist Statement: »My artwork examines community and land-use in rural, suburban and urban sites. I created this series of installations by researching local agricultural, industrial, and recreational land-use. Curiosity about ecological and social history of specific places drives my work. By revealing the beauty and potential of an ordinary landscape an everyday scene is transformed into a memorable, visual experience. Each photograph image is a dialogue – the result of my direct encounter with nature and history. Inspired by land art, landscape photography and painting, as well as cinema, my images are both surreal and familiar.«

Landscape Light Installations

Landscape Light Installations

Landscape Light Installations

Landscape Light Installations

All images © Barry Underwood.

Prison Landscapes

Alyse Endur’s book Prison Landscapes is a compilation of prison inmates presenting themselves in front of visiting room backdrops. »Such backdrops, often painted by talented inmates, are used within the prisons as portrait studios. As inmates and their visitors pose for photos in front of these idealized landscapes they pretend, for a brief moment, that they are someplace else. The photographs are given to these visitors as gifts to take home and remember the faces of their loved ones while they are incarcerated«, she writes.

State Correctional Institution, Houtzdale, Pennsylvania

State Correctional Institution, Houtzdale, Pennsylvania

Woodbourne Correctional Facility, Woodbourne, New York.

Woodbourne Correctional Facility, Woodbourne, New York.

Federal Correctional Institution II, Butner, North Carolina.

Federal Correctional Institution II, Butner, North Carolina.

Tree

What does oil on canvas look like? In the exceptional case, nature can constitute strange realities, if you give a little help in certain moments. »Tree« is Myoung Ho Lee’s beautiful series of a variety of trees in different seasons and locations. All images © Myoung Ho Lee, Courtesy Yossi Milo Gallery, New York.

Tree #10, 2006 From the series Tree, Archival Inkjet Print, 10″ × 8″

Tree #10, 2006, from the series »Tree«, Archival Inkjet Print, 10″ × 8″

Tree #2, 2006 From the series Tree, Archival Inkjet Print, 50″ × 40″

Tree #2, 2006, from the series »Tree«, Archival Inkjet Print, 50″ × 40″

Tree #3, 2006 From the series Tree, Archival Inkjet Print, 40″ × 32″

Tree #3, 2006, from the series »Tree«, Archival Inkjet Print, 40″ × 32″

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Foodscapes

Please forgive, I have stumbled across these pictures for so many times and I’m always overwhelmed by so much attention to details. The flashy colours and the decidedly overladen images are simply fascinating. To put it simply: It is very cheesy, but it makes fun. The »Foodscapes« of Australian photographer Carl Warner are made of vegetables, cold cuts and pretty much anything edible one can find in the supermarket.

(via WeWasteTime)