“The Grand Canyon”: A Collection of Fine Art Photos in Shades of Blacks and Whites
The landscapes of the Grand Canyon in the United States cannot leave anyone indifferent. When you contemplate for the first time the Colorado River that meanders more than 1,600 meters (5250 feet) below, you are literally caught in the spectacle that awaits our eyes.
We have always been fascinated by these unique scenes in the world. To create our art photographs, we spent weeks wandering the shores of the north and south of the Grand Canyon. These fine art photographs were not created during a single trip. They are the result of deep research and demanding work that has taken a long time.
To contemplate the Grand Canyon is to relativize our life and rediscover the essentials. Admiring the forms that have been dug for thousands of years, we say that finally, we have plenty of time to complete our personal projects. There is no point in rushing. We understand better than anything one tries to make us believe with the acceleration of time across the digital world is only an illusion from which one must turn away. Some people try to make us believe that the digital world is a way of being and living. It's a mistake. The digital world is just a set of tools that help us live differently and live better. These are just tools; nothing else.
The landscapes of the Grand Canyon show us what the reality of a life is: it takes time to create the foundations of a life. Everything is just a question of experiences and learning. The colorful geological layers are the image of a life: layers that pile up to finally create a well-made and well-balanced life.
Time is not accelerating in our modern societies. This is because many have become accustomed to flitting and moving from one occupation to another via the computer, tablet or phone that they think everything is accelerating. It is a mistake.
The Grand Canyon shows us how to build a rich and solid life.
This collection of black and white photographs was created with our theme shades of blacks and whites. We wanted to show ethereal, dreamlike scenes by highlighting the variety of shapes, structures and textures. Black and white allows us to create artistic photographs where the superfluous has no place.
Contemplating the infinite horizon from the cliffs of the Grand Canyon is an invitation to relativize our actions, our lives and the events of the world. Imperturbable, the river continues to meander and dig its bed in the most friable relatives. Nothing can stop it. It is the image of life that continues whatever happens.
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