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Lost Flamingos of the Cloud Forest

Photography // Saturday, 17 May 2014
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While in the Cloud Forest of Costa Rica, photographer Pat Swain began documenting the grey, moody landscape and experimenting with digitally placing the Costa Rican flamingo within it. Being a bird that exclusively resides in beach-like environments, Swain created a narrative for these “lost” birds who have been struggling to survive in a habitat that is foreign to them. Through the use of exaggerated vignettes, Swain emphasizes their solitude within the often misty and isolated landscape.

text by Canbra Hodsdon

 

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