Category Archives: Landscape

photo sculptures by letha wilson

“I think the interesting thing about photography is you’re trying to capture that moment because you want to hold onto it, this vision, this view you see that’s encompassing you, so you’re using photography as an attempt to capture, but then there’s something interesting when you look at that photograph in a different place and time; it conveys another place, a third meaning. That’s what I’m trying to do with my work, using physical or structural components to bring that third element in so it’s not really here nor there, and make it more present at the moment of viewing. I think it fills a gap. I’m really drawn to sculpture, and as a viewer I think it has a lot of possibilities and potential, so I’m really trying to mix the physical presence of an artwork with an image.” –  Letha Wilson 2011

 

Altogether At Once | © Letha Wilson 2011

 

Vertical Horizon | © Letha Wilson 2011

 

Angled Aspens | © Letha Wilson 2011

 

Sunset Airplane | © Letha Wilson 2009

 

Rockface | © Letha Wilson 2011

 

Two by Four | © Letha Wilson 2011

 

Hug Grand Tentons | © Letha Wilson 2011

 

 

happy canada day!

Inunnguaq of Whistler Mountain (used by the First Nations people of British Columbia) | © Emma Leslie 2010

my new favourite person

Axel Hütte is a German contemporary landscape photographer. Hütte is part of a generation of German photographers that includes Thomas Struth, Thomas Ruff, and Andreas Gursky, who have been influential in the creation of this unique photographic aesthetic. His photographs follow a strict objective approach devoid of narrative and yet evoke emotive qualities with poetic sensibility.

 

Bryant Park | © Axel Hütte Date unknown

 

Ingelheim | © Axel Hütte 2009

 

Niederwald | © Axel Hütte 2009

 

Title unknown | © Axel Hütte Date unknown

 

Caesars Palace en Las Vegas | © Axel Hütte 2009

 

Elfenweiher | © Axel Hütte 2004

 

Sandia Mountains, USA| © Axel Hütte Date unknown

 

Underworld, New Mexico | © Axel Hütte 2008

Front Page Feature

Culled, but still one of my favourites.

Untitled | © Emma Leslie 2011

Front Page Feature

You are not forgotten.

Untitled (the colours of canada) | © Emma Leslie 2010

i remember a time once…

How can one explore the poetic beauty of adolescent angst, of lost innocence, of a tumultuous existence without being controversial? More art should be beautifully controversial.

 

Untitled #75 | © Bill Henson 2000 - 2003

 

Untitled #3 | © Bill Henson 1998 - 2000

 

Untitled #66 | © Bill Henson 2000 - 2003

 

Untitled #72 | © Bill Henson 2000 - 2003

 

Untitled #95 | © Bill Henson 2000 - 2003

 

Untitled #68 | © Bill Henson 1998 - 2000

 

hereabouts

30 second word association with myself:

Honours – Lost – Lonely – Love – Hills – Tea – Nothingness – Concrete – Sublime

Now that that is done we can proceed. So hiatus of the academic kind has kept me from coming up for air. Let’s take what we can get and that getting will involve fun finds and facts from my research.

 

Untitled (Flower tree monster of the night) | © Emma Leslie 2011

in the absence of deer signs

Emma Leslie, Photography, Forest, Canada, Banff

Untitled 1 (2010) | © Emma Leslie

 
Emma Leslie, Photography, Forest, Canada, Banff

Untitled 2 (2010) | © Emma Leslie

 
Emma Leslie, Photography, Forest, Canada, Banff

Untitled 3 (2010) | © Emma Leslie

 

Emma Leslie, Photography, Forest, Canada, Banff

Untitled 4 (2010) | © Emma Leslie

 

Emma Leslie, Photography, Forest, Canada, Banff

Untitled 5 (2010) | © Emma Leslie

 

Emma Leslie, Photography, Forest, Canada, Banff

Untitled 6 (2010) | © Emma Leslie

 

riitta päiväläinen

Whimsical, sculptural, emotive and eerie are some words to describe the work of Finnish photographer Riitta Päiväläinen who is fascinated by the presence of unwritten history, particularly that which shrouds second hand clothes.  Päiväläinen combines my love for cold landscapes and installations made of cloth.

 

Nest, Structura | © Riitta Päiväläinen 2005

 

Vaults, Vestige | © Riitta Päiväläinen 2005

 

Camouflag II | © Riitta Päiväläinen 2005 Shelter, Vestige | © Riitta Päiväläinen 2005

 

Imaginary Meeting V | © Riitta Päiväläinen 2005

 

Papaver Somniferum | © Riitta Päiväläinen 2006

 
 

 

nicholas hughes

I was recently directed to the work of British photographer Nicholas Hughes. His minimalist photographs flit between the romantic and gothic but are always poetic. The reference to poetry is explicit as each series is separated into Verses. I am particularly drawn to Hughes’ use of colour in these almost monochromatic photographs and to his use of motion blur.

 

Image #1 from Edge, Verse II | © Nicholas Hughes 2007

 

Image 1 from Field VIII | © Nicholas Hughes 2009

 

Image #13 from In Darkness, Visible, Verse I | © Nicholas Hughes 2007