Friday, 18 March 2011

Weekly commented photo #11 - These rural landscapes around my home

Rural landscape in winter on the Plateau des Daines
Rural landscape in winter on the Plateau des Daines


With this week commented photo, i introduce a new serie i'm working on for a few months and titled : These rural landscapes around my home.

The concept around this serie is something new for me.
I know live in a very rural place where people grow cows to produce milk. They cultivate cereals to feed their cows and to sell, they cut the woods to heat themselves during the winter, ...
The landscapes all around are not really impressives. There are flat areas, hills with vineyards, some little mountains and some high voltage power lines.

Since we arrived there last summer i spent many times walking and exploring our new surrounding. Although there is nothing very spectacular and the place can look very common i've started to photography these landscapes, with their trees, their rivers, etc.
In this work i don't try to chase the most impressive light, i just want to make images of this country where people live and work.

Why do i do that ?
I'm not really sure but i think that's because i feel that all these people wouldn't be what they are if the place wouldn't be what it is (not easy for me to write it in english) and my grand grand parents were living there ...

When i started with these photos, i thought i would keep them personnals.
Nothing is organized, i've no real shooting plan and i still don't know what i will do with the serie but i will continue.

A few of these landscapes are ever available in my stock on my french website and i start today to shwo some of my favs here.

2 comments :

Michelle (artscapes) said...

I love this:
"[I] feel that all these people wouldn't be what they are if the place wouldn't be what it is..."

I believe this. I am going to enjoy this series. The photos may be more difficult to take, but, they will speak volumes!

annejutras said...

AAahhh, ça sent printemps. On voudrait s'attarder et humer l'air frais de ce lieu. :)

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