Winter Landscape of Trees Triptych

PhotographerIan Koh
Prize1st Place in Nature / Trees
City/CountryTaipei, Taiwan
Photo Date2016
Technical InfoSony a7R II
Entry Description

I found myself at the side of a road, struck by the scene in front of me: the exquisiteness of the landscape that I was seeing could not be succinctly reduced to a single, so-called perfect image of the scene. Much beauty and majesty may be found in a single image of a particular landscape, but at that particular moment, the notion of the ‘perfect’ frame came across as rather banal. Each image in this series was created to stand on its own as a distinctive composition. However, when explored as a triptych, one becomes conscious of different perspectives, the introduction of new physical elements, and fresh details. Ultimately, one becomes aware that each piece presents what was there, and also ‘presents’ what was missing – a state that our minds are able to meld together and form a kind of multi-dimensional grandeur of the scene.

About Photographer

To paraphrase Paul Cezanne, photography is not about creating a copy of nature: it is about realising feelings, sensations and thoughts. Nature, imagination and art inspire me. I draw from them in creating my works.