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John Pfahl's Digitally Altered Landscapes

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Acclaimed landscape photographer embraces the digital age.

In 1977, John Pfahl pushed the field of landscape photography forward with his landmark series "Altered Landscapes."  For the collection, Pfahl physically intervened in landscapes before shooting them, dishing up some poignant environmental commentary in the process. Over thirty years later, Pfahl echoes those works with “Métamorphoses de la Terre," only this time the......read more

John Pfahl: Luminous River

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Serene color images of the Susquehanna River

While driving from his home in Buffalo to Washington D.C., legendary landscape photographer John Pfahl became captivated by the constantly changing views of the Susquehanna River, which runs along the highway for fifty miles. Inspired, he later set out on an ambitious project to document the entire length of the river. The resulting photo series, called Luminous River, pays homage to 19th......read more

Awe-Inspiring Aerial Photography

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Photographer Cameron Davidson takes to the sky to shoot landscapes from above

Cameron Davidson is a Washington, DC-based photographer and pilot who uses the aerial vantage point to reveal humanity's impact on landscapes below. Capturing earth from a seldom-seen perspective, Davidson's work conveys an abstract beauty, like all the best aerial photography. Davidson's work has been featured in publications like Vanity Fair, National Geographic and Smithsonian magazine. His......read more

Wang Ruilin: Dreams

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Huge animal forms carry tiny landscapes on their bodies

The image of an animal carrying the world on its back is common to the creation myths of many cultures around the world. Beijing-based artist Ruilin Wang explores that concept in Dreams, a series of evocative sculptures depicting large-scale animals with tiny landscapes emerging from their forms.   Each nearly life-size work consists of a certain creature paired with a type of world.......read more

Fantastical Landscapes by Melissa Loop

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A Midwestern artist conjures exotic worlds in paint

Minneapolis-based painter Melissa Loop borrows from and subverts Romantic ideas about landscape art in these stunning, fantastical works that speak to the artificality of imagined paradises. The hyper-colored canvases present exotic locations as if conjured from some dystopian dream, complete with haphazard drips, neon spray paint and jumbled digitized shapes. From the artist: By using the......read more

Abstract Earth: Photos by Richard Woldendorp

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Awe-inspiring aerial images of Australian landscapes

Dutch-born photographer Richard Woldendorp's whose first overhead images of Australian landscapes date from the 1960s, making him one of the pioneers of aerial photography. Trained as a painter, Woldendorp observes the world with a painter's eye, as you can see from the images in his Abstract Earth series, which have much in common with the canvases of the Abstract Expressionists and Color Field......read more

Dreamlike Photos of Chilean Landscapes by Owen Perry

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Gorgeous travel shots of the high-altitude Atacama Desert

There is something special about the light in high-altitude places, and these airy photos of Chile's Atacama Desert provide some telling proof. The pics come courtesy of Whistler, British Columbia-based photographer Owen Perry (aka Circa 1983), who journeyed through the South American country last December, and got more adventure than he bargained for: Featured here are locations in the......read more

Excavation: Paintings by Philip Govedare

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Altered landscapes of the American West, as seen from above

If you've been a SHFT reader for any length of time, you know by now that we have a minor obsession with aerial photography, samples of which have been featured on this site many times. The aerial perspective offers a whole new way of seeing the earth, one that illuminates features of both natural and manmade environments in a way that's not possible from the ground. That's why we always choose......read more

Joni Niemela: Misty & Atmospheric

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Dreamy images of Finnish landscapes

When Finland's Joni Niemela goes to work, he heads directly the Great Outdoors, where he gets down to the business of capturing the natural world on camera. For Joni, nature is both subject and muse, whether he's shooting sweeping natural landscapes or hyper-detailed, macro images of flora and fauna. The title of one of his recent series, Misty and Atmospheric,......read more

Aerial Images of Iceland

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Emmanuel Coupe-Kalomiris captures abtract landscapes from the sky

Born into to a long family line of musicians and artists, Emmanuel Coupe-Kalomiris developed an early interest in photography and published his first images at the age of 18. After studying in the States, the Greek photographer began to combine his passion for nature and landscape with photography, often traveling to remote locations to capture some of the world's most extreme environments. Among......read more

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