Photos: Joshua Tree's Stunning Terrain Captured in Mirrors
Photographer Daniel Kukla spent some time in residency in March 2012 in California's Joshua Tree National Park. After roaming much of the borderlands of the park, he was inspired to create images using a mirror set up on an easel in order to show what is known in the ecological sciences as "The Edge Effect."
"The Edge Effect" also became the name of Kukla's series of images from the residency. The artist himself is a study in contrasts; as This is Colossal points out, Kukla has a "background in both biology and anthropology," as well.
In his artist's statement, Kukla elaborates on what he sees as more of a connection than contrast, however, when it comes to the disciplines of science and photography:
"In both science and photography the act of collection is universal. Whether specimen or subject, the collection process allows one to categorize, control, and critically describe one’s findings, and contribute them to the collective work of others in the field."
Kukla describes his work in the project: "Using a single visual plane, this series of images unifies the play of temporal phenomena, contrasts of color and texture, and natural interactions of the environment itself."
We just describe it as stunning. Enjoy!
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