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03 Mar 2014

Snowscapes by Jan Schuenke

Jan Schuenke is interested in artificial or manmade landscapes around us, and found a perfect example on a winter day in the alpine upland close to Munich. In these photos, as in much of his work, Jan shows the human influence on nature and of nature on humans. These photographs take this idea and combine them with the goal of creating a new image out of scale and dimension by using already existing pictures in our minds. We are full of these existing pictures, so once we see a photograph we are compare it with our own mental stock. Aware of this fact and picturing a landscape that we’re used to seeing in higher mountain region lets Jan transform these 30ft hills into peaks in the Alps. Jan waited for a folky, stormy winter day with extra dull and soft light to photograph almost no contrast only white and grey tones, to form a photographic painting, influenced by the Japanese esthetic and painter Yokoyama Taikan.