Wednesday, June 16, 2010
June 15 ~ geometric organic
Nature's appearance among precise shapes and edges reminds of the power of life and wilderness.
What drew me to the top photograph, a section of a footpath, was the mixture of carefully placed squares and rectangles amidst the tangle of grass - such lovely textures! But every time I look at the image, it reminds me of gravestones. The earth consumes.
The bottom photograph illustrates a strong mix of human and environment, with a dominant, heavy block infiltrated by gently powerful greenery. The balance tips downward, adding mildly uncomfortable weight, and the angle makes it easy to imagine the block as a skyscraper. I could draw in windows and figures to create a full blended illusion. A subtle change, obvious when observed, is the purposeful absence of color other than green. Originally reddish, the block's color was removed to create a starker contrast between constructed and grown.
Gear: Nikon D90, Nikkor AFD 50mm f/1.4
Posted by Jen Dolen