Landscape --n. 1 natural or imaginary scenery, as seen in a broad view.
After coming across this definition in the OED, I wanted to see what would happen if I were to broaden my own idea of what constitutes a landscape.
Somewhere in Kansas
So I scour the landscape in search of new ones. Interesting things happen. In my travels, I come to realize that sometimes the illusion or suggestion of a landscape can be far more intriguing and expansive than what we've come to anticipate as the traditional form.
Michigan Avenue, Chicago
Mirages come to mind.
Beach, Santa Fe
When we open the idea of landscape to interpretation, the possibilities open, too.
Crown Hall, 1956, Mies van der Rohe
I ask a fellow photographer his definition, and the reply suggests even greater latitude: "Something horizontal."
Returning from Torcello
My definition of landscape continues to evolve, like the landscape itself …
Lake in Autumn, Massachusetts
… always changing, and depending on your point of view, forever fascinating.
Seattle through Steven Holl's Window
Along the Interstate, Missouri
Giudecca, Sunday Afternoon
Along Route 56, Kansas
W 30th St
At a Window, New Mexico
View from the Accademia Bridge/2
Saturday Morning, Bartlesville
September, Four Last Songs
Arch with Tree (for Eero Saarinen)
Geometry In A Window
Wichita, Early Morning [January]
En route: Milano-Firenze
At Sea, Venice
[Why 33 variations? Perhaps the most compelling variations ever composed for the piano are Beethoven's 33 Variations on a Waltz by Diabelli. They challenge the definition of a variation as they run brilliantly rampant from their simple theme. 33 felt like a good number.]
Searching for Gerhard Richter