Anna Deater-Deckard

Our experience of the natural world has been affected by technology. With faster shutters, larger focusing ranges, and higher ISOs come new images that could not have been captured in a photograph 50 years ago. New experiences are revealed to us, showcasing the hidden lives within the natural world; however, this technology is inherently a mediation, blurring the lines between ‘real’ and ‘created’.

This distortion of what we see and how we see it is neither good or bad. This photo series uses the familiar language of traditional landscape photography, but is shot with uniquely modern technologies, questioning what is real, and what it means to be real. The viewer is invited to consider what it means to experience nature, and what our relationship as technological beings is with the world around us.