Constructed Landscapes

From an ongoing project, these photographs are made of places that exist for brief, sometimes momentary spaces of time. In some state of flux, they are generally not places that we imagine a Landscape photograph should either be seen or made. They are mostly industrial in nature, accidental additions to the world, and by many standards should not be expected to represent the picturesque. Yet they all share a shape, a symmetry that is at once clearly manmade and also outside of us.  Piles, stacks, hills, mounds and certainly mountains are ancient and iconic symbols and forms that have been linked to our sense of self and place for centuries. These modern day ziggurats are everywhere and nowhere, both fleeting and timeless. They are, in many ways, the ultimately modern landscape.