Aesthetics of Uncivilisation – Design Observer

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Following up on the discussions of an aesthetics of uncivilisation, prompted by the Dark Mountain Project, this essay on the photography of Sasha Bezzubov and the techniques he uses in several different series, to convey conceptual points through landscape photography.  Its worth viewing the slideshow to fully understand the point.

According to the original posting on The Design Observer, “New York photographer Sasha Bezzubov uses a variety of conceptual methods to point viewers to larger phenomena that underlie visible landscapes. His series Albedo Zone(2008) features monotone, horizonless expanses of either dark ocean water or light arctic ice. Considered individually, the photographs could fit easily into a tradition of minimalist, aesthetically refined landscapes. However, the series title pushes the work into more dangerous territory.” For more information and access to more samples from Bezzubov’s series, visit the full article here.

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