Apr 16, 2015

Is Google Earth Art The Next Wave Of Travel Photography?


By on Thursday, April 16, 2015

 Using the world as your digital canvas is no easy feat, but Argentina-based photographer and artist Federico Winer is doing just that. Winer studied at the Argentina School of Photography in the 1990s before pursuing an academic career as professor of philosophy at the University of Buenos Aires.
Within the last couple of years he has refocused on his love of photography and composition, and his latest work “ULTRADISTANCIA” has been featured around the web and through international media outlets including the Huffington Post, Design Boom Magazine, and The Creators Project. For the basis of his project, Winer utilizes the unique, colorful, and often mesmerizing geometrical patterns of the Earth he discovers when taking what he calls “long trips” through Google Earth.

Read more at http://all-that-is-interesting.com/geometric-earth#op4Se3XSs6J7l1rP.99
Within the last couple of years he has refocused on his love of photography and composition, and his latest work “ULTRADISTANCIA” has been featured around the web and through international media outlets including the Huffington Post, Design Boom Magazine, and The Creators Project. For the basis of his project, Winer utilizes the unique, colorful, and often mesmerizing geometrical patterns of the Earth he discovers when taking what he calls “long trips” through Google Earth.
Read more at http://all-that-is-interesting.com/geometric-earth#op4Se3XSs6J7l1rP.99

Within the last couple of years he has refocused on his love of photography and composition, and his latest work “ULTRADISTANCIA” has been featured around the web and through international media outlets including the Huffington Post, Design Boom Magazine, and The Creators Project. For the basis of his project, Winer utilizes the unique, colorful, and often mesmerizing geometrical patterns of the Earth he discovers when taking what he calls “long trips” through Google Earth.
Read more at http://all-that-is-interesting.com/geometric-earth#op4Se3XSs6J7l1rP.99

Within the last couple of years he has refocused on his love of photography and composition, and his latest work “ULTRADISTANCIA” has been featured around the web and through international media outlets including the Huffington Post, Design Boom Magazine, and The Creators Project. For the basis of his project, Winer utilizes the unique, colorful, and often mesmerizing geometrical patterns of the Earth he discovers when taking what he calls “long trips” through Google Earth.


Turning boredom into an art, Winer scrolls and browses through satellite shots of major landmarks, neighborhoods, vast fields, and busy travel routes until he sees a composition that piques his visual interest. After finding the desired location image, Winer begins the manipulation, adjusting the illumination and color until the view is distorted into his exact vision.


 Says Winer of his process: “Common landmarks resemble paintings and topography explodes in rare colors. We’ve known for a long time that what we see is not what it is, basically because we don’t know what is what it is, we only know what we see. And we call that ‘the world’.”
Read more at http://all-that-is-interesting.com/geometric-earth#op4Se3XSs6J7l1rP.99


 Does this represent the next wave of travel photography? Until recently it would have been impossible for an artist to use the entire world as subject material without traveling physically to each desired destination. But with internet technology increasing its capacity and sophistication, the definition of what it means to travel is changing. This is evident in Winer’s work. As Winer says, “You can move around thousands of kilometers without traveling, or move the body while the mind is stuck in the starting point.”



 With a philosophical mind, an artist’s eye, and apparently the patience of a saint; we can expect to see much more of the fascinating work of Federico Winer in the future. In the meantime, here’s a taste of what he’s doing now:







1 comments:

  1. The world is full of such shitty people.


    And such amazing ones.

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