February 6, 2011

Gerco de Ruijter’s vertical, geometric landscapes

Filed under: Art,Photography by Branko Collin @ 9:36 am

This is what you get if you dangle a camera off a kite over something like a vineyard or a tree nursery. Says BLDG|BLOG:

Dutch photographer Gerco de Ruijter recently got in touch with an extraordinary series of aerial photographs called Baumschule—some of which, he explains, were taken using a camera mounted on a fishing rod.

The series features “32 photographs of tree nurseries and grid forests in the Netherlands.”

De Ruijter first tried to find geometric patterns in natural landscapes, but later switched to “the hyper-artificial landscapes of tree farms and nurseries in the Netherlands”.

De Ruijter’s work is currently exhibited at the Stedelijk Museum Schiedam.

Photo: BLDG|BLOG/Gerco de Ruijter.

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