Straightened Trees (2016)

Summer Island   Silver Gelatin, 2016

Summer Island (detail)   Silver Gelatin, 2016

Astoria   Silver Gelatin, 2016

W. Pico   Silver Gelatin, 2016

Harvard   Silver Gelatin, 2016

Harvard (detail)   Silver Gelatin, 2016

W Hastings, Vancouver   Silver Gelatin, 2016

W Hastings, Vancouver (detail)   Silver Gelatin, 2016

Saratoga, NY   Silver Gelatin, 2016

Silver Lake (Shadows)   Silver Gelatin, 2016

About Straightened Trees

Each image begins as a large format photo of a curvy tree in front of orthogonal shapes such as a building or power lines. The image is reorganized so that the tree is perfectly straight and centered, with the rest of the landscape warping around it. This is accomplished through the careful application of Photoshop distortion tools, along with custom software written by the artist. Shown as silver gelatin prints.

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Straightened Trees was recently featured in form magazine, issue 263, Design and Energy