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by kat burns
I once built a lean-to like this - I think I must have been in fifth grade, because I remember a third-cousin of mine spent the week with mom and I and I was terribly jealous when I had to share my mom with another (three years older) kid. So I built this lean-to back in the woods and I would spend as much time as possible hiding out on my own. It was my sulking place, if you like.
This National Geographic article that I’m reading about southern Indiana in the 1970s is so, so cool. And beautiful.
(I had to use screenshots, so sorry that it looks a little wonky.)
Akaka Falls State Park, Nov. 1973. Photo by Charles O’Rear.
Myoung Ho Lee - Photography Act (2007)
“Lee has produced an elaborate series of photographs that pose some unusual questions about representation, reality, art, environment and seeing. Simple in concept, complex in execution, he makes us look at a tree in its natural surroundings, but separates the tree artificially from nature by presenting it on an immense white ground, as one would see a painting or photograph on a billboard.”
This is one of those photo concepts where you think “Oh, this sounds kind of cool.” And then you see the photographs, and you realize that there’s more to a good photography project than a seemingly cool concept.