This project is one that I began a few months ago. It involves using materials that are readily available to most people and a little inspiration from the world around us to conceptualize and fabricate realistic landscapes right inside the studio! It's a long, grueling at times, and incredibly fun and enriching process!
There will be a series of twelve landscapes in all. I have completed the first three of the set:
Read more about the process of this landscape here. Read more about the project in totality on my blog post.
Since posting the project online, it's been published on NikonRumors and received recognition from magazine editors in New York. But, before anything can happen with the series, it needs to be completed.
I would like to raise $330 to facilitate the creation of the next few biomes in the series.
Every penny over the initial goal of $330 will go towards purchasing materials and space for the completion of the remainder of the series and the printing/framing of the photographs for exhibitions.
"So, Who Are You?" I'm glad you asked.
Hi there. My name's Mark. I'm a photographer and cinematographer based out of Baltimore, Maryland.
When I got my first camera, I photographed anything and everything; sunsets, pets, and family were my constant subjects, as was the case for most of us. It wasn’t long before I started to research the boundary breaking possibilities of photography and quickly became fascinated by the more alternative techniques that were out there.
Over the years, I have extensively explored the hidden worlds within our own - macro being hardly visible to us, and infrared being completely invisible. I was enthralled from the beginning. It has always interested me to discover the alien views and perspectives gained from being behind the lens. Photographing the hidden realms and microcosms surrounding us has made me feel like an explorer, a pioneer.
Recently, I’ve been working on something a bit different, yet similar. This time, instead of being a hunter or observer, I have assumed the role of fabricator. This series depicts a set of biomes created out of things we see and use every day, just used in a different fashion.
What's in it for me?
I thought you might ask that. There are a slew of rewards listed to the right of this page. Each reward involves prints of different calibers printed from my output bureau of choice on archival lustre paper, or, for an added fee, giclee or pearl paper.
Limited Edition Prints
All limited edition prints are produced on pearl or giclee paper at no additional cost. Each will be signed and numbered on the mat. The series will not be available for print to the public for no less than a year. So, get yours while they're only available to Kickstarter supporters, and at a great price!
Please don't hesitate to comment or send me a message if you have any questions/comments/inquiries. Every bit of feedback is greatly appreciated!
Risks and challenges
The project will be deemed 'complete' only when the resulting images are satisfactorily accurate. This can make the project long and tedious with micro-adjustments commonplace. The amount of adjustments and tweaking that need to be done on each photo could push the project past the deadline set in the rewards. If that does happen, you all will be kept up to date throughout the process. After all, getting each photo perfect will make the experience better for both of us! Prints will not be sent out until I proof them and ensure they're color-accurate and held to the highest standards.