The Burned Over photography series by Amelia Bauer captures various New York forest landscapes filled with bursts of colorful light. These beautiful shots were inspired by stories surrounding the history of Upstate New York. These areas were allegedly the birth place of multiple American religious and occult groups, which is why Bauer has portrayed them in a majestic light.
The idea behind this series was to emphasize the feeling that residents get when wandering through these forest spaces. Bauer creates a visual that highlights the spiritual nature of these locations. In some shots she’s used eerie blue lighting and intoxicating pink lighting, while in other shots she uses blasts of white light to give these forests a sacred feel.
The Burned Over series turns forests into magical spots in a way that should please American history buffs.