IMAGE COURTESY OF MATTHEW ZORY
www.matthewzory.com / @matthewzory
“A photograph of an actual platinum prints from a series of about 20. I love the desert – the solitude, the smells, the immensity – and found it very curious and wonderful that many of the pictures from my most recent visit were so anthropomorphic.”
Editor’s comment: Matthew’s platinum print of a desert landscape has an alluring quality – the gentle folds of sand, the silvery waves of texture, and the way in which the distance fades to black taking a quiet hold on the viewer. But what makes it a captivating image rather than a merely pleasant one, and what makes it apt for this theme, is the way in which the landscape resembles a body – the hump of a spine, the mound of a shoulder leading to an extended arm, freckles scattered across the smooth skin, and even a clump of hair. Drawing that parallel – of body and landscape, topography and anatomy – makes for an artful result.