Diploma project, ECAL 2013


by Douglas Mandry

It is in response to the standardized representation of the landscape and the possible loss of material references in the digital era that I have developed my project. In an effort to get closer to the process of analog retouching, my photographs are first printed, then reworked, exploiting their physical properties ; the print is punctured, rubbed, modified by adding light and smoke. I employ plays of scale and perception. Captured by the camera, these experiments transfigure the traditional representations of the landscape, oscillating between fantastic and apocalyptic visions, critical and sublime conditions, reckless and romanticized nature.

Douglas Mandry