A 10-print folio
of imagined landscapes
Mehmet Ozgur’s landscapes — or more properly visionscapes — are not real. Well, not entirely. This unique vision of the landscape idealizes the land in ways that go beyond the idealized landscapes of the traditional west coast school of photography. Ozgur constructs these images from his imagination and parts of “straight photographs” to present us with a new landscape that is enticing and seductive. We want his landscapes to exist in the physical world because they would be so marvelous. Fortunately for us, they do exist in his images and imagination.
These images first appeared in LensWork and LensWork Extended #78 in September, 2008.
“I believe that the real creative power lies within us. Impressions and visions of a scene in our minds are often far different than what our eyes actually perceive. This collection of prints is my humble attempt to capture the reflections of nature within me.” - Mehmet Ozgur