050707_abandoned_mine07, originally uploaded by jkorpi.

When I saw this image through the camera I knew it would fit well in my documentary project about the reclamation of former coal mined land. It’s the entrance to a section of forest on a reclaimed piece of land.
After a talk in class about this photograph and others like it, I began to take my project in a more calculated direction. My initial thought was to basically photograph like I would anything else, which meant candidly. But for a number of the images in this project, things aren’t moving away from me. Moments aren’t flashing by. So in photographing something as slow moving as a landscape, why not set the camera on a tripod, arrange everything slowly and then click the shutter?

Posted May 13th, 2007 in Uncategorized.

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