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Dreamy Desert Photos by Alfredo de Stefano

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Conceptual photographer mixes natural and manmade elements to explore humanity's effect on the planet

"Deserts thrill us because they show us nature before man. They also show us what the world could be like after man has disappeared." - Théodore Monod Alfredo De Stefano is obsessed with deserts. Over the last several years, the contemporary Mexican photographer has visited arid landscapes all over the globe to create ethereal images that address the natural environment's elemental......read more

Cool Conceptual Photography by Ross Sawyers

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Photos of model environments question the idea of 'home'

Inner city condo development gets marks for increasing urban density and making homes more affordable. But it also creates a new form of tension as people adjust to living in smaller spaces, in closer proximity to one another. Using miniature models of residential spaces, conceptual photographer Ross Sawyers explores the tensions inherent in housing development: By constructing model rooms......read more

Tierney Gearon: Shapes

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Colored Plexiglas forms used to explore themes of captivity

In Tierney Gearon's Shapes series, the model-turned-photographer captures figures enclosed in transluscent boxes in different settings around the world. For the multiyear project, which originally appeared in NYT Magazine (h/t Faith is Torment), she shipped sheets of colored Plexiglas to picturesque places like St. Barts and Telluride, where she assembled the structures before placing her kids,......read more

Agnes Denes: Earthworks and Drawings

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A gallery of works from the land art pioneer.

A recent post from the shrewd people at 01 reminded us about the work of Agnes Denes, the eco-focused artist who has consistently blazed trails in environmental art throughout her career. Denes's monumental earthworks and exquisite drawings investigate the troubled relationship between Earth and humanity. One of Denes's most iconic works, 1982's 'Wheatfield — A......read more

Werner Schroedl's Strange Staged Actions

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Austrian artist asks, "What would happen if..."

Viennese conceptual artist Werner Schroedl, whose work we recently spotted over at Booooooom, dreams up fantastic situations then attempts to recreate them and document what ensues. One Schroedl performance series is concerned with the ways a person can end up falling in water. In a staged action, the artist climbs the mast of a sailboat which capsizes into a frigid lake. In another, he takes a......read more

Conceptual Landscape Paintings by Jonathan Zawada

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Large-scale neon landscapes interpreted from digital data.

Fact: The more pot high school seniors smoke, the more music they buy. That's just one of the many offbeat sociological observations made by Australian artist Jonathan Zawada in Over Time, a series of oil paintings that recently wrapped its run at Prism Gallery in LA. A self-described "tech junkie," Zawada collected random bits of data — like the value of land over time in Dubai vs. in......read more

Wayne Levin Photography

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Mindmelting undersea photography depicts the ocean as you've never seen it before.

Wayne Levin's black and white photos of underwater worlds may leave you wondering if someone spiked your breakfast. The dreamlike, hallucinatory images depict the ocean in an exceptionally unearthly light. Beautiful stuff....read more

E-Waste in Ghana

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Eye-opening photo series by Andrew McConnell.

Photographer Andrew McConnell's illuminating E-WASTE series focuses on electronic waste from the US and Europe being unloaded on West African countries like Ghana, Nigeria, and Ivory Coast. Hundreds of tons of discarded electronics are shipped to this region every year. Here, McConnell captures the dumping ground of Agbogbloshie, a suburb of Accra, Ghana. (Via Notcot) ...read more

Earth From Above

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Hauntingly beautiful aerial photography by David Maisel.

David Maisel's large-scale aerial photos of open pit mines, clear-cut forests, and water reclamation zones document the complex relationship between human beings and nature. Rich in detail, ambiguous in meaning, Maisel's work has much in common with Edward Burtynsky, who also uses large, detailed photographs to chronicle industrial transformation of the environment. A preferred subject......read more

Christoph Morlinghaus

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Masterful pics of lonely landscapes by German photo-meister.

Best known for his architectural photography, German photographer Christoph Morlinhaus also has a deep body of landscape work. It's some breathtaking stuff. To see more of his photography (it's all amazing), visit his portfolio site. ...read more

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