Horizons by Phil Koch, turning natural landscapes into portraits of nature.
I created the series of Horizons in 2010 as photographic journey through the landscapes of Wisconsin. I rarely shoot in the same location as the sun rises and find the meadows that most just drive by without a second thought as the best place to wait and watch.
The composition of Horizons is how the viewer would see the landscape if they were there. Either sitting or standing. When one is in a field, meadow, etc... and looking forward the Horizon is always dead center no matter how tall or short you are. People dont see things in thirds, we see things as a whole so what I have been doing the last few years was trying to break the preprogramed rule of photography and turn natural landscapes into portraits of nature. And when it comes to the vivid colors and contrast I am trying to present the images as we all saw the world as children....full of Life, Light, Color and Magic.