Picture Spots

In the world’s wild places, a photograph shot is a failed taxidermic effort to frame the magnificence of the land, stuff it’s glory, and paste it in the family photo album trophy as a surrogate to the experience of standing witness to the grandeur of the scene. No detail, composition or tonal range can truly capture the beauty of a place. While they may arrest time and pin down a memory, every attempt falls short of the sights, sounds, smells and awe of being physically present.

The photographer’s insatiable eye is emblematic of our culture’s voracious appetite to consume the land.  The National Parks are a reaction against this hunger and their purchase and preservation is an attempt to protect it from the hunters, ourselves. These National Park picture spots are signs indicating where one should stand, aim and click the shutter release of his camera, creating a gestural predatorial posture over the expanse of the land that for the moment has eluded it’s would be captor.

This ongoing body of work shows the inability of the photographer to apprehend the full range of light and splendor before the lens. My struggle to portray the landscape is the artists struggle, and the human struggle to communicate the mystery of existence.

~ John Trefethen

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PHOTOGRAPHS: Each image is printed on 100% cotton fine art paper, using UltraChrome K3 Inks.
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