A post post modern look at landscapes

For years I’ve tried to wrap my head around the appeal of landscape photography and possibly photography as a whole. On one hand it’s hard to deny the awesomeness of the natural beauty that exists in the world. Even in an urban park there are opportunities to creat compelling landscape style images. On the other hand as an artist what is gained by adding to the onslaught of millions of landscape photos? Great art transcends and it has been argued that most photography doesn’t qualify as art just as it’s been counter argued that everything is art. As a photographer none of this matters. That being said I still care, at least a part of me does. But it doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy hiking out to a nice spot and taking the 1,000,000th photo of a peak and valley.

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