Friday, March 12, 2004

dream landscapes

There's something eerily beautiful about David J Osborn's landscape photography. His panoramic pictures of England, Scotland, and Wales appear to be more than 2-dimensional, like those old ViewMaster pictures, and they look too fantastic to be real, almost like movie sets or miniatures. Each pic has a little blurb about the subject of the piece, usually telling something of the history related to each location.

I have dreams that look like these pictures... some features are blurred, while others, even if they are miles away, are crystal clear... as though the optical clarity of something was related to how much meaning is embodied in that thing, and has nothing to do with the physics of the shot.