Landscape by Samantha Contis is Bleakly Picture Perfect

 - Oct 30, 2012
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The photo series titled Landscape by Samantha Contis focuses on forlorn farmhouses. A flawless collection of images, each scene is comprised of grey skies and near desolate grounds. This lends a subtle ghost town feel to each scenario. With nary a human or animal captured in each still, the series concentrates solely on the landscape that is full of detail, hence the title.

Set around her hometown of rural Pennsylvania and her current residence in Connecticut, Landscape by Samantha Contis evokes a bleak melancholy that is at odds with the picture perfect beauty of the scenes. The American photographer explores people's perceptions of a place and the reality of it for work that is charged with raw emotions and thwarted expectations.