I came across this series called Emergence, by Brooklyn-based artist Mark Dorf, and was immediately struck by its beauty. Shot in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, Dorf combines photography and digital media in a harmonious way. I love the colors he uses, especially when he takes part of an image and selectively enhances it.
Dorf uses landscapes as a point of departure to analyze how new media technology has altered the ways in which we understand and think about the natural world.
As he explains, “Emergence repeatedly highlights the hyper-focal quality of science and the simultaneous representation of a single subject in multiple ways: photographs with pixels re-ordered by hue and saturation placed on top of the source image, landscapes split into planes representing measured division of space, and images taken from a single valley that were then rearranged to create the form of a fictional and abstracted mountain.”
It’s a beautiful and different way to appreciate nature. The graphic design/nature/photography-loving part of me finds this series refreshing and unique.
You can buy the book Emergence Volume I, which is limited to 150 copies, at In The In-Between. Each copy is individually signed and numbered by the artist. I want a print of one of these (or maybe even several) to hang on my wall.