Photo Work

I have been making pictures of the land and sky for over thirty years. My landscape interest lies primarily at the interface of human activity on the land. This can occasionally take the form of a picture whose beauty is relatively easy to access, but often takes shape in pictures that stretch my sense of what beauty is in a pictorial and personal sense.

 

In my most recent work, digital photography has allowed me the freedom to play with the picture in ways that painters generally take for granted. I can readily remove objects from a scene and slightly alter the land before me to enhance the structure of the picture and clarify the visual experience I am seeking. Some of the pictures in this series are an absolutely straightforward photographic recording of the scene in front of me. Some have small digital enhancements similar to traditional dodging and burning. Some of the pictures have a sky replaced, a common 19th century darkroom practice. Still others depict scenes that do not exist as shown.

All work copyright Barry Andersen