The Photographic Body

Building a relationship with the landscape is essential for a landscape photographer. Rafael Rojas says that the best way to get that connection is to get out of your car and get yourself into the landscape

We landscape photographers often tend to forget our most important photographic piece of equipment, our body.

Photographing the landscape demands establishing a connection with it. In the same way that portrait photographers might engage in a personal communication with their subjects by talking, we landscape photographers need to develop such a relationship by being.

Being in the landscape demands that we walk through it, taking the time to be in the place, feel it and breath it. Developing a strong connection, looking for resonances and getting over our preconceptions about how a certain place should look is only possible when we abandon the car and the side of the road and get into the landscape.

It is always tempting to succumb to the easiness of going to scenic locations with all our equipment in the trunk of the car, hopping from one iconic place to another and making a series of quick photographs in the process. This approach...

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Rafael Rojas

Rafael Rojas is a fine art photographer, author and lecturer, whose work has been awarded in the most prestigious international photography competitions. His Fine Art prints, sold internationally, form part of numerous private and public collections.

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