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.
The winter has worked its magic around lake Ontario, and landscape photographer Timothy Corbin used his camera to capture it all in its glory.
Shanghai based freelance editorial and corporate photographer Raphael Olivier takes advantage of his location to shoot images in and around China. The result is this set of breathtaking landscapes captured in Asia, notably Afghanistan, Pakistan, Laos, Vietnam and of course, China.
Artist Guy Laramee carves these magnificent and beautiful landscapes from books. Books are packed and the pages cut to carve out amazing settings and scenes, for these two series entitled Biblios and The Great Wall.
Beautiful Landscape Sculptures is a creative series by British artist Kyle Kirkpatrick. The fictional landscapes take root in a very fertile medium: books. The tiny dioramas have their topographies and landscapes carved out of books, creating a wondrous world that lets viewers imagine the landscape, fictional as it may be.
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.
Craig Easton is a UK-based advertising photographer, and we think he has chosen the correct profession. If things were presented to us in as clear and impressive formats as these images, we’d probably buy them in a heartbeat. Checkout this set of simple yet amazingly clear landscapes captured by the photographer.