dillonk
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Speaking to Global Warming (Earth Changes by David Benjamin Sherry)
David Sherry’s approach to the medium of photography challenges categorical ideologies and the question of photographic truth. Although on a the surface David seems to be just another landscape photography, hi imagery argues that no photograph can be completely detached or objective, but the distinction concerning a photographer’s intent seems to divide directives: aesthetic or objective. With this collection of “truthful” images, presented in exaggerated colors, David marries these opposing categorizations, or the division implied therein. I feel that David attempts to reminds us, through photography, of the inherent value that exists in any natural resource – what it offers, what it represents, and ultimately, its ability to connect us to a broader experience. "Unfortunately human impact on our natural environment has drastically changed our natural landscapes and continues to do so, some landscapes more than others. The effects are devastating and ecosystems are suffering, the landscapes in the book often memorialize these natural places but also could be used as evidence that change is definitely underway in the environment. As current inhabitants of Earth, we are living during a significant period of ecological change. I would describe the mood of the book as mystical, uplifting, romantic, energizing, thought provoking and melancholic."
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Really beautiful. I remember following this work a few years ago. I was really drawn to this monochromatic color theme. Thanks for sharing!
3 years ago·Reply
@Hunahuna Yes, it's definitely an interesting take on traditional landscape. I believe he uses lots of lens filters in order to get the effect in camera before the film is developed.
3 years ago·Reply
I like how the monochromes sort of flatten the plane and make you really focus on texture and space relationships.
3 years ago·Reply
@danidee I agree! He is able to get that incredible sharpness and detail of texture with his camera. It's a large format camera at f/64!
3 years ago·Reply
f64? Holy moly, and that's film? That's like 4x any film camera max I've ever heard of
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