Duality is a fascinating concept that has captivated artists and philosophers for centuries. As a photographer, I am interested in how nature can have different qualities, like light and dark, and the contrast between the foreground and background. For this project, I looked at the beauty and complexity of duality in the Norwegian landscape.
I used a 300-mm lens to capture a continuous forest situated on the far side of a serene and transparent lake, surrounded by the majestic Norway Forests. It is both mesmerizing and thought-provoking to see the forest’s reflections in the water. To enhance the abstract quality of these photographs, I flipped the images, thereby placing the forest’s reflection at the top of the frame and occupying two-thirds of the image, while the actual forest occupies the remaining one-third.
Flipping pictures creates the illusion of something different and makes the landscape look more interesting. The smoky brown leaves reflected in the water give the photos a more complex feel, highlighting the intricate nature of dualities.
This photo series was about showcasing the inherent contradictions of nature—light and shadow, land and water, sky and ground—and the harmony and balance that can be found within them. Duality reminds us that everything is connected, and the art we make reflects our own experiences and ideas.
The beauty of nature and the complexity of the human experience were captured in such images that I was eager to explore the concept of duality even further. To create a sense of disorientation and unease, I wanted the viewer to question their own perceptions.
Whether through photography, painting, or any other medium, duality offers us a rich and complex world to explore, one that is both beautiful and challenging in equal measure. So take a moment to reflect on the dualities in your own life and see what new insights and perspectives they might offer.
Discover the beauty of duality in the Norwegian landscape through this series of prints.
Experience the perfect combination of professional finish and watercolor paper feel with our watercolor textured art board prints. Measuring 1.8mm thick and lightweight, these sturdy boards can be easily propped up or displayed on walls using the included 3M velcro dots. Utilizing the Giclée printing method, each print captures the intricate details and nuances of the photograph, ensuring a high-quality result.
Enhance the presentation of your art board prints with our Wooden Art Board Print Stand. Crafted from solid, oiled oak, this stand showcases clean, elegant lines that effortlessly complement any desk or mantelpiece. With a width of 16.5 cm, it accommodates prints of various sizes, while the base groove ensures a secure fit. Add a touch of sophistication to your space with this timeless and simple design.
Experience exclusivity with limited edition art board prints