Satellites is an ongoing series of abstract landscape photographs inspired by the way the earth & other planets is seen from space.
Like satellite images, all works are photographed straight from above. This gives a unique image, with an almost equal sharpness throughout the image.
On a distance the images look like aerial abstract landscapes, but up close you see natures amazing details, and how life on earth is build.
The colors, shades & shapes are based on natures own, but reworked more like a abstract painting, that builds on reality, but is taken a step further into the imaginary world.
“Satellites” is primarily photographed in Sweden, Denmark and other European countries. The image above is from the greek island of Milos.
“The Satellites series literally started by accident. I had rented a house in Sweden for a 10 day shoot, to make images for another series, which required quite a lot of equipment for a one-man show.
On the day of arrival I went out scouting for locations, and had a pretty bad fall, on my way down some stone stairs. Luckily I managed to hoId the Hasselblad over my head to protect it from harm.
I quickly realized that I needed to take the next day off to recover. But also that I had no chance of carrying all the stuff, that was needed for these images. I cut things back, to what I could carry in my backpack, and went out the day after.
In the evening, after a few hours playing with the images, I knew I was on to something new & exciting.”
Satellites print 80×101 (image size 70×91)
Satellites print 50×63 (image size 40×53)
Satellites print size 50×57 (image size 40×47)
Detail of Satellites print size 55×85cm (image size 45×75cm)
Installation view from the Satellites exhibition during Copenhagen Photo Festival
All images are framed in solid smoked oak on Dibond mount. The whole stem of the tree is used, which makes each frame unique, showing all the texture & growth rings of the tree. Bringing back natures own materials, back into the final piece.
Prints are made on Hahnemühle Photo rag, a beautiful matt paper, with a slightly rough surface.
All images & text © Kenneth Rimm