Anatomy of Landscape
Recording a landscape as a photograph is easy, yet also impossible. A landscape is too vast of an experience to be captured onto a small rectangular surface. Anatomy of Landscape is a photographic series, in which Halso has approached his experience of this difficulty from another angle by finding new ways of exposing the landscape and its structures. In a very concrete form, Halso deconstructs the landscape and its concept through focussing his eye on thin layers within its profile. Halso slices and cuts the landscape into biopsies, making cross-sections with a figurative scalpel. Even though the subject matter is the landscape, his images also speak to humans and their need to control and adjust the environment, including their perception and experience of it. Via an almost clinical approach, the landscape becomes the material of the so called 'scientific man’s' way of perceiving and parsing nature.