Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Robin Friend

I came upon the work of British photographer Robin Friend today. I really enjoy the images in the Landscape series, which explore the exploitative relationship between man and nature. In a statement on the artist's website, Friend says:

"I am drawn to landscape where this struggle is not so obvious. In my work the power of nature is felt but not directly witnessed. I approach man’s exploitation of nature with a certain passiveness. In photographing animal stock, quarries, the December harvest of Christmas trees I do not mean to pass a value judgement, I simply offer an image to be interpreted."

Photographs from the series Landscape

All Images © Robin Friend