THE LANDSCAPE IS NOT WHAT IT SEEMS
Shae’s landscape photography is not your typical landscape photography. Piles of dirt, puddles of water and colourful paper are transformed by simple camera tricks into epic mountain ranges, a sparkling night sky or lush rainforest flowers. Beloved kitsch objects interact with the landscape – a diamond python curiously encounters a toy snake, a landscape print presents itself within the Australian bush.
By using illusions and comparisons, multiple expressions of landscape are explored, blurring the lines between a constructed and a natural world, expanding and deconstructing .
Works from this series have been exhibited at The Substation, The Whyalla Art Prize and The Ballarat Foto Biennale.