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St. Louis Photographer "Disturbs Reality" of Midwest in These Incredible Photos

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Ellen Jantzen
In the Field of Gold -- Soybean field in rural Southern Illinois

Trees are an important theme in this series, and Jantzen says they symbolize growth, decay and resurrection.

"It's sort of a celebration of trees by obscuring them," she tells Daily RFT.

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Ellen Jantzen
Leading Home - Shaw Nature Reserve, Gray Summit

To create the images, Jantzen took a photo of a spot in nature and then layered other images over that. Each of these photos have about ten different layers, she says.

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Ellen Jantzen
Let the Others Follow -- Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis

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18 comments
Michael J Keller
Michael J Keller

These images may, indeed, disturb your sense of reality, but that's about the limit of it (which I believe was the artist's original intent). When dealing with the rapidly declining attention span of the general public, which, unfortunately for everybody involved (including any historic architecture in THIS country, which is a different show for another day!) is now so 'Next!"-minded, she did commit a huge, general artist faux pas, though, by doing the same process to all the images. One image = cool! Multiple images with the same process will, indeed (and unfortunately), bore most viewers. (Which is a statement about the Dumbing Down of most of the world, rather than the artist's problem.) Quoting the immortal Sophia Petrillo from 'The Golden Girls", "But, I digress!"

Eric R Bricker
Eric R Bricker

That has to be some of the worst picture's i have ever seen thats just horrible.

Phillip Elliott
Phillip Elliott

How is this creative? It's the EXACT same effect in every photo! Mix it up a bit, damn!

DrunkenDeutchman
DrunkenDeutchman

It's the exact same effect in every single photo! How is that creative? 

Eric Maurice Lindsey
Eric Maurice Lindsey

Photoshop, blur brush, shift/hold and swipe (or) maquette/motion blur :: Cool.

Stephen Mennemeyer
Stephen Mennemeyer

Rft is officially unliked. Boring stupid stuff all the time. Only thought their personal ads were entertaining anyway :-(

Julia Baird
Julia Baird

Not really trippy or "disturbing". They are actually kind of boring.

Josh Rawls
Josh Rawls

If you've seen one, you've seen them all.

kcdotz
kcdotz

way too photoshopped

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