German photographer Robert Schlaug transforms his everyday landscape photography into something particularly intriguing. In this series entitled Limited Area, he breaks the viewer’s standard expectations of a landscape by provoking a second and more thoughtful evaluation of each scene. Through digital manipulation, Schlaug creates unnatural divides by dragging streaks of color across sections of each photograph. The intention of his photography is to “raise awareness in times of total sensory overload.”

Schlaug is interested in photographing the banal in a way that transforms what is otherwise “boring” into something visually delightful. Through the contrast of the natural landscapes with the obviously digitally manipulated sections, each photograph “suddenly develops a unique language and gets surprising aesthetic qualities.”

Robert Schlaug’s website
via [Visual News]

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Comment by David Becker on November 6, 2012 at 9:19am

I am always amazed about the impudence how photographers like Robert Schlaug imitate great artists and their ideas and pretend they are their own.
Robert Schlaug uses as insolent copyist concepts of famous artists like Thomas Ruff, Jörg Sasse, and Thomas Struth but obviously cannot cope with his idols.


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