Laura Plageman’s Manipulated Landscapes

March 13, 2014

Photographer Laura Plageman’s series “Response”is compiled of landscape photographs taken by Plageman which are then made into large prints that are then physically altered and re-photographed. The resulting photographs portray an abstracted landscape that draws on the chaos of nature that makes these images so interesting. “My process unfolds through observation and experimentation - I let the image and its materiality dictate its direction. Playing with paper and with light in unplanned and organic ways, I look for new ways to perceive the space, form, and context of my subjects,”explains Plageman. The complexity of the photographs guide viewer’s eye not only through the actual image of the landscape, but also the texture and the dimensionality of the actual paper being photographed.

text written by Canbra Hodsdon