Daniel Kukla - The Edge Effect
Beautiful photos from The Joshua Tree National Park by Daniel Kukla. I'm a little bit obsessed with the American West, and these capture the two things I find so captivating (or maybe the one thing) - the vastness of the sky and the landscape.
"While staying in the Park, I spent much of my time visiting the borderlands of the park and the areas where the low Sonoran desert meets the high Mojave desert. While hiking and driving, I caught glimpses of the border space created by the meeting of distinct ecosystems in juxtaposition, referred to as the Edge Effect in the ecological sciences. To document this unique confluence of terrains, I hiked out a large mirror and painter’s easel into the wilderness and captured opposing elements within the environment. Using a single visual plane, this series of images unifies the play of temporal phenomena, contrasts of color and texture, and natural interactions of the environment itself."