When a tree is wrapped up, does anyone see it?

Even a good piece of art gets a little better with a smile and a wink to the viewer. These “constructed photographs” by Zander Olsen make that impression. Zander is toying with a few ideas – there’s some “tree line” word play, there’s some blatant manipulation of the composition, etc. But his description sounds a lot more grand –

These works, carried out in Surrey, Hampshire and Wales, involve site specific interventions in the landscape, ‘wrapping’ trees with white material to construct a visual relationship between tree, not-tree and the line of horizon according to the camera’s viewpoint.

We like how the very last one actually looks like two separate photographs pieced together. But he uses no photo trickery other than his positioning of the camera.

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