John Mann  Folded in Place

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The series Folded in Place turns the abstract representation of the map back into a physical landscape, by using photography to look at the map as a geography of its own.

These photographs, using the traits of landscape photography in conjunction with still life, explore place though a visualization of the map as the final destination.  The images result from the completion of small-scale constructions that use the line, color, and forms of the maps to explore the abstraction of place.   The photographs are taken using a similar sense of vantage point as would be seen in landscape photography, yet in this case, the place documented is the abstracted form of the mapped lands.

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All images © courtesy of John Mann

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