I think it’s fair to say that every photographer, at some point after they first pick up a camera with try their hand at landscape photography, it’s a deceptively easy first step into the photographic world though truly mastering it is far from easy given the over saturation of the genre and too many over excited attempts at HDR.
Kim Keever‘s Landscapes are quite possibly the most unique I’ve come across because really, they’re not even landscapes and yet they clearly are.
Constructed as dioramas in and around a 200 gallon fish tank Keever creates stunning, dramatic cloudscapes with paint and carefully controls every detail of the small scale landscapes she photographs. There’s something to said for such carefully crafted photographs, while the medium is at times looked down on as something anyone can do (which it certainly is to an extent given the accessibility of it and that is not a bad thing at all), work like Keevers elevates it to a craft and art form that deserves to recognized as such.
In an interview with Faith is Torment, Kim explains:
What makes these dioramas unusual is that they are created in a 200 gallon tank filled with water. Though I sometimes build a scene in front of and behind the tank, most of the “action” takes place in the tank with paint injected into the water for cloud formations. I use whatever materials I can find on the street, in stores and on the internet that might add to a perception of reality that is not quite what it seems.