These photos from Luis Dourado’s Departure series are a brilliant combination between naturalistic landscape captures and surrealist-inspired distortion. The images in their unaltered form are photographs of serene landscapes; from mountains to ponds, each image contains its own aesthetic prowess derived from the artful depiction of a beautiful surrounding.
What is originally an impressive picture becomes an obscure image after Luis Dourado crops out the center of the photograph and rearranges it to create an image that appears to have a geometrical vortex in the center.
Like trying to figure out a puzzle, looking at these images makes one want to rearrange the artfully misplaced pieces in order to return the picture to its original form. Of course, a return to normalcy would detract from the compelling allure of Luis Dourado's artwork.