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Steve Collins



This series started in 2020 and is ongoing. The images, to date, have come from the American Southwest: Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Texas. The title, Flatlands, refers to the vast open landscapes found in these states.

These panoramic desert landscapes draw on several interests. First and foremost is scale. As in much of my other work, I’m using the panoramic view and size as keys to attracting the viewer to see large and wide. This now seems to be the normal field of vision to me. Next is subject – these images foretell that you will be looking at something grand; often however the foreground subject is flat and neutral and the drama is way to the back. Of course, sometimes it’s the other way around. Lastly, I have pushed the colors slightly toward monochromatic to further move the images from reality to the other-worldly.

The images are stitched and the files are between 300 and 500 MB. Final print size is 24”x72”. Extreme sharpness is critical.

Steve Collins

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