soft horizons – scarlett hooft graafland

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This is some pretty crazy cool stuff from Dutch photographer and sculptor Scarlett Hooft Graafland.

 Igloolik Series, Arctic Canada (2007-2008)

 Igloolik Series, Arctic Canada (2007-2008)

 Igloolik Series, Arctic Canada (2007-2008)

Currently exhibiting in an exhibition entitled Soft Horizons at Amsterdam’s Museum Huis Voor Fotographie Marseille (through 11 December), Graafland’s photography features surreal landscapes, inhabited in unexpected ways by man.

Soft Horizons Series, Bolivia’s salt deserts (2006-2007)

Soft Horizons Series, Bolivia’s salt deserts (2006-2007)

Soft Horizons Series, Bolivia’s salt deserts (2006-2007)

From China and Bolivia to Northern Canada and Iceland, her oeuvre could almost be imaginative, representing each diverse place with such calm, other-worldly placelessness by using ephemeral terrain. These wonderful mirages have a tranquility to them, almost like these unexpected encounters between man and nature are completely ordinary, or because the settings are so vast and overwhelming in comparison to the short-lived moments she captures on film.

The Day after Valentine Series (2005-2006), Southern China

Salt Works Series, Bolivia (2004)

Sweating Sweethearts, Salt Works Series, Bolivia (2004)

Roofs Series, Iceland (2004)

Balloon Line, Bolivia, performance with Gastón Ugalde (2007)

Via Daily Serving.

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