The tug of war between capitalism and environmental responsibility has been around for ages. As scientific research reveals direct correlations between our actions and the health of the planet, our decisions become more and more relevant. The ramifications of these decisions extend from urban environments all the way to far off wilderness areas. In a political environment that places profits over people and with an administration that touts climate change as fake news, it’s hard to be anything but pessimistic. As the government continues to roll back environmental protections and dismantles regulations, you have to wonder what our future planet looks like. What will the landscape of the future look like?
I am using the genre of landscape photography to investigate these pressing environmental and political issues. I am not only depicting how a place looks but I am constructing how it looks. Through subtle manipulations of light and color I am envisioning a view of a near future world. I am crudely altering colors and stitching together sections of a landscape, leaving subtle clues of my intervention into nature. I am not trying to fool anyone and this is not some sci-fi depiction of a distant world but an almost real place that we are not far from inhabiting.
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