148: Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson
The Great Mann Point at sunset

Series statement
When I tell you that this image is not of a real landscape, does your appreciation of it diminish? Why would that be? The image is of real objects and I openly admit that it is not real - why would the fact that it was taken in my studio make someone's appreciation of it change?

These are questions that I am trying to address. This series of images is called "A Child's Landscape." I have approached the idea of creating my own landscape by trying to image it though my own eyes as a child. Then my imagination could run free - the landscape was full of pirates and towering mountains. No "real" landscape can show what a child can see - as a child's imagination changes everything.

I collect rocks and stones to photograph for this series. I am making up my own world that does not exist.