JOHN
RAND

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The landscapes presented here represent a newly completed body of work continued from painted and photographic landscapes I have created over the years. These works partly reflect changing technologies, or technology catching up with my ideas.  The computer serves to intensify the emotive quality of some images. For others I use color infrared film to create symbolism or mood.

 I love the wilderness, but I generally dislike photography of wilderness.  Such images often embrace a Disneyesque phantasy of self-deception eluding natureís/lifeís often harsh realities.  This poses certain difficulties when choosing to encapsulate an experience of natural beauty. My own need as an artist is to push boundaries, in order to maintain personal integrity and have a valid expression.

With a need to experience beauty, I also carry with me the knowledge that we live in a delicate and threatened environment.  These works hold something of an apprehension. In making photographs I have to work quickly to secure an image.

When using infrared film I canít previsualize very much, itís something of a guess, holding a surprise. With the computer l can create more of a heightened realism. Paradoxically, the images are nostalgic and apprehensive holding a symbolic beauty and a metaphorical escapism.


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LANDSCAPES  1  |  LANDSCAPES  2  |  LANDSCAPES 3


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