A photograph of a wave is far from the material, size, and sounds that construct an existing wave, but can offer us a similar feeling. Not the same however, more imagination driven, our minds fill in the missing parts, including extra parts to the sensory memory.
Interested in the romanticism associated with Traditional Landscape Photography existing within a visually distorted surreal reality, I've started to manipulate photographs of the natural landscape. My matter of interest lies with how to create a new perspective that mimics yet challenges the reality of what is being seen. Once a photograph is altered, reality diminishes. Or was the initial reproduction on paper-like material of a scene abstracted by time and flattened by space remove the realness far enough from the subject matter in focus? The process of viewing an unknown landscape can become a chance to explore, to experience puzzlement, and question it's existence. Skewing the documented landscapes to create spacial tension and conversion, I wish to address the material, the use of the material, and the material being viewed sculpturally.
As a female photographer with the desire to document the land, my concern is focused on where my place resides in an, often viewed as, male dominated area of photography. From taking in sunset after sunset, to the smell of the ocean breeze, a harmonious balance overcomes my senses and the natural art of the land holds true and continues to inspire new organic photographs.