Secluded Nights

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Statement:

In 2002 I embarked on my first landscape project entitled, "Secluded Nights". For this project, I focused my attention on shooting three locations; a small group of islands off the pacific coast of Mexico, La Huasteca National Park in northern Mexico and the Iron Ore deposits of Erzberg, Austria. 

I based my series on the theories of American photographer Ansel Adams and his requirements for the ideal landscape photograph, specifically exploring his ideas of sharpness of detail and clarity of vision. I came to the conclusion that night time fulfilled all these conditions with one exception; light. 

Hence my decision to push these theories further and shoot at night far from civilization or any foreign pollutants; the only impediments being sparse symbols of mans presence such as electrical wires. Taking advantage of this virtually unimpeded view I used high-powered motion picture lighting to separate portions of the landscape, resulting in incredible detail and an entirely new sculpturesque vision of landscapes, a modulated reality.