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the term "intimate landscapes" is attributed to Eliot Porter (1901-1990), a pioneer of color landscape photography. in 1979, the Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibited Intimate Landscapes, making history as the first one-person show of color photography.

there are various descriptions of what an "intimate landscape" means.
some say that the intimate view is the humble version of the grand vista; by using just form and colour, it simplifies the complexity of a scene and reveals our aesthetic sensibilities.
some say that like a floral arrangement or a haiku, intimate landscape relies on establishing structure and order and ulterior meaning from an arrangement of elements a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts.
but as with many things, the definition ends up being very personal. for me, intimate landscape is a strong detail that illustrates the land around it, a microcosm showing how a macrocosm would look like. like here - I felt that a close up of one of the Artist paint pots in the Yellowstone National Park with the rust coloured ground, bubling water and the dead tree nicely summed up what the whole place is all about.

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