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Landscape is about place and conditional experience.

Photography John Maillard

Landscape has been boiling inside me for 30 years of
searching for its reason to be a relevant genre, rather then a decoration for motel and hotel walls.

Its difficulty has been our technological success and an inability to understand, me included, that
landscape photography should be a state of interpretation of the land, the understanding and projection of the thoughts and ideas of the photographer, through the images.

Whenever I walk into a book shop, it is almost with trepidation that look at the coffee table books on sale for the tourists here in New Zealand.

Usual themes, blue sky, mountains in the distance, seascape with lighthouse.
The images are good, high quality, professionally competent, but they say little to me about New Zealand, photography, the photographer and the audience.

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