I wonder if perhaps the thing that gets me excited about photography is when it becomes almost tactile. Or in the case of landscape photography, if I start to understand what being in that place might be like, I can appreciate the success of the image. One place I've recently found these kind of photographs is in the work of Circa 1983.
Circa 1983 is the photography of Owen Perry, visual artist based in Whistler, British Columbia. Over the last few years he has traveled to several destinations around the world, photographing as he went, and producing some really gorgeous images. Influenced by Canadian cultural narratives such as the Group of Seven and the National Film Board of Canada, as well as documentary landscape photography from the likes of National Geographic. Circa 1983 documents his travels through landscape photography, and generally speaking there are some lovely images, and plenty of them. The ones that really caught my attention, however, are images in which Perry has drawn out some incredible color. The selections above depict various images from two series, one entitled Ice Flowers taken in British Columbia, and the other, El Tatio, which is a geyser field in Chile.
I'm fascinated by the pairing of images taken on two continents, North America and South America, both taken in freezing temperatures and depicting atmospheric, misty or steamy landscapes. Both series were photographed in the morning when the sun provided gorgeous, delicate hues.
Check out the artist's website at circa1983.cawhere you can find more information and plenty more stunning photographs.