The Enchanted Landscape
The Enchanted Landscape is a spin-off of my ongoing, comprehensive project Untitled (ink on paper), a collection of autonomous, printed photographs.
Although the images apparently depict realities that existed in the past, they are presented without the usual metadata and hence there are little or no clues why the photos were taken. Instead, they rather seem to enjoy their ambiguity and they challenge the viewer to intensify his view, and invite him to dive into the little universes that the images present.
All visible elements equally contribute in shaping these little universes. Tiny details - a special quality of photography: to catch little things that no painter would ever imagine to put them in his painting - have been caught by the democratic lens; they add to the viewer's feeling that he could step into these little universes almost physically, until he realizes that he is looking at both a reality and a fantasy, made of ink and paper.
The Enchanted Landscape finds its inspiration in the perplexity one can sometimes feel when he looks around and becomes aware of the idiosyncrasies of his surroundings. The sacrifice is that it gives up a little bit of its ambiguous and enigmatic nature.