Finally back at the Veluwe

After a nine month absence I was back at the Veluwe last monday. It felt great to work on representing the forest in two dimensions once again, the weather was excellent: low winter sun and not very cold.
In Foam I admired work by Joel Sternfeld. His most recent work consists of a couple of nature-photographs with an accompanying story about how nature will never be as it is now because of the changing climate and other general destructive effects of humans, with which he seemed to legitimize his photographs as art.
My starting point for the Daniel DeForest series is documenting the gorgeous (managed) nature we have at our doorstep, ultimately wanting to create beautiful landscape photographs without traveling the world to exotic locations, the very act which destroys these locations. Even though the Veluwe may be lost in a couple of hundred years I do not see this as a prerequisite for my photographs as art.

Photo Joeri van Veen 2012
Photo Joeri van Veen 2012
Photo Joeri van Veen 2012
Photo Joeri van Veen 2012
Photo Joeri van Veen 2012
Photo Joeri van Veen 2012
Photo Joeri van Veen 2012
Photo Joeri van Veen 2012

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