Topophilia

31 images Created 6 Sep 2011

Topophilia is literally "love of place." When Geographer Yi-Fu Tuan wrote a book entititled Topophilia in the 1970s, he claimed that the term could include "all emotional connections between physical environment and human beings."

Landscape photographers must focus on the natural beauty of place, the topography of the land and the dynamics of how light touches the earth. They reject manmade obstructions.

Rather than exploring the natural landscape, I'm more drawn to the social landscape and the hints of the humans who were there. My quest in this series is to document these very obstructions and to focus on the traces of people and how they leave their marks on the landscape in simple and beautiful ways.
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