Image of the Week, September 6 2010: Seascapes and horizons

Image of the Week, September 6 2010: Seascapes and horizons

Image of the Week, September 6 2010: Seascapes and horizons

 (Kathryn Wagner)
This image is from the Land and Sea series, part of which was exhibited at McGuffey Art Center,  in Charlottesville Virginia last year. These images are from a variety of locations, though are tied together with the cool color palette utilized and the inclusion of a strong horizon line. The horizon line is a graphic element that I love, and think can be quite powerful within a photographic composition to unite or divide elements. While attending Virginia Commonwealth University’s photography program, I loved learning about how to use natural elements such as horizon lines and the rule of thirds to strengthen the message in a photograph. While studying abroad, outside London, I first came across the immensely inspirational Hiroshi Sugimoto – an artist whose work influenced me in the creation of the Land and Sea series.

One of my favorite things about living on an island is that you are surrounded by a strong horizon line, where the sky meets the sea. Wonderful to look out upon and great for creating photographs.

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