These Scenic Chinese Landscapes Are Just Veiled Landfills

Images from Chinese artist Yao Lu present a very familiar scenery. They look like conventional paintings of Chinese landscapes shrouded in mist and flaunting natural beauty. In reality however, these are digitally manipulated images of landfills showing off mounds of rubbish and refuse. The landfills are merely draped in green nets that provide the appearance of vegetation, a belief reinforced by the mist that covers the paintings. Once you see the elements of digital manipulation sink in, the idyllic romantic paintings of nature completely change form.

Projections Photographed on Nocturnal Landscapes

In what seems to be quite an odd set, photographer Jim Sanborn made use of an exceptionally powerful projector to create geometric patterns on nocturnal landscapes, and then proceeded to photograph them. It is as easy as that, though we do have to wonder how the photographer managed a projector so powerful. The images are long exposure shots of the said projections.