Wednesday, October 6, 2010


     The genre landscape are photos of anything that is organic.  For example what people think of landscapes are scenery like the coast lines or mountains.  But is also can be man made objects within a scenery.  Typically, people and animals are not shown in a landscape, unless they are relatively small in the image and have been included in the composition to show scale.

example of a typical landscape 

Here of some famous photographer:

Alexander Gardner

Alexander Gardner 

      Alexander Gardner became Brady's assistant for seven years before becoming a photographer himself. "He was manager of Brady's Washington, D.C., gallery until the American Civil War broke out in 1861."  Alexander Gardner became the proper photographer of the Union Pacific Railroad.  He also took photographs of the Civil War and he comprised of a hundred photographs by himself and also other photographers working with him helped out.  During the war he was taking photos of people who were dead and the battles grounds where they fought.
       He is best known for his photographs of the American Civil War, American President Abraham Lincoln, and the execution of the conspirators to Lincoln's assassination.  Gardner made powerful images of the aftermath of the Battle of Antietam, including the bodies of fallen soldiers. Although the Mexican and the Crimean Wars had been documented photographically, this was the first time a battlefield had been photographed before the dead were buried.


Abraham Lincoln

Edward Burtynsky

Edward Burtynsky

Edward Burtynsky is another photographers that takes pictures of landscapes. But he is different because he take pictures of sublime scenery.  "His imagery explores the tangled link between industry and nature, combining the raw elements of mining, quarrying, manufacturing, shipping, oil production and recycling into eloquent, highly expressive visions that find beauty and humanity in the most unlikely of places."Edward Burtynsky produces large-scale, richly-coloured prints of exquisite and breathtaking detail.
Also how he shoots his pictures is with a crane and helicopter basically he is shooting at a high point perspective.

Florian Mier-Aichen also take obscure shots like Edward Burtynsky where there are aerial shots and crazy angles.  "Maier-Aichen’s work addresses issues of globalisation and virtual perception.  Maier-Aichen’s coastline is far from postcard perfect: a virgin beach lined with superhighway and luxury homes expanding into the misty distance."  

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