3 years ago
dillonk
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Understanding Our Relationship with the Natural World (The Edge Effect by Daniel Kukla)
Daniel Kukla has a very interesting take on landscape photography, so I thought I would share with you what he was thinking throughout this project. So Daniel said, “I believe that it is impossible to capture a landscape in the frame of an image. Landscapes are so vast and varied that they engulf the very frame that one holds to it. As an artist that works with the shifting tensions between humanity and nature, landscapes are integral to my work and prove to be both the most frustrating and inspiring subjects to work with.” If you've ever been somewhere like the Grand Canyon then you probably understand Daniel's sentiment. Daniel works at the meeting point of these disciplines, focusing in on capturing powerful imagery that can articulate our ever-changing relationship with the natural world. Here is what Daniel says about The Edge Effect: "In March of 2012 I lived in a cabin for a month within southern California’s Joshua Tree National Park. While staying in the Park, I spent much of my time visiting the borderlands of the park and the areas where the low Sonoran desert meets the high Mojave desert. While hiking and driving, I caught glimpses of the border space created by the meeting of distinct ecosystems in juxtaposition, referred to as the Edge Effect in the ecological sciences. To document this unique confluence of terrains, I hiked out a large mirror and painter’s easel into the wilderness and captured opposing elements within the environment. Using a single visual plane, this series of images unifies the play of temporal phenomena, contrasts of color and texture, and natural interactions of the environment itself."
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I like this project a lot! I like how in some of these photos, it seems like what's on the canvas is very framed and idealized while there's something very 'organic', I guess, about the rest of the setting around it. (Also in about a half hour, I start my 'Photography as an Art History' course. I can't wait to see what conversations this will open up in the coming months, and I hope to be able to contribute some of what I learn to the community soon!)
3 years ago·Reply
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@danidee Exciting!! I took that class and to be honest I didn't like the beginning. Hopefully they go over the post-modern and contemporary photographers, they were my favorite!! Maybe someone like Félix González-Torres and his billboards or maybe Robert Maplethorpe or even Cindy Sherman. Now I miss school :(
3 years ago·Reply
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Cool thought process, although I don't know if the easel should be in the photographs as well. That kind of breaks things up in a weird way
3 years ago·Reply
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@danidee Good luck back in class! I miss my days in art history class as well, that's one place where I can intently listen to a professor lecture for hours on end.
3 years ago·Reply