These geometric images of Brazilian landscapes by photographer and filmmaker David Copithorne are a unique take on the travel photograph. Copithorne spends much of his time travelling the world documenting the places he visits along the way but rather than simply recording what he sees, he digitally disrupts the images in order to capture a specific memory, sense of place.
His process of working is really interesting as he uses a number of techniques in his image making such as layering geometric shaped digital interferences on top of images as well as creating abstract landscape GIFS of places he has been to.
As Copithorne explains:
History is constantly being recorded to some extent. My motivation and dedication is to capturing the amazing scenarios that are missed by the average eye. That’s why photography and filmmaking is something so unique and special to me. Its amazing how a small device can freeze a visual representation of what I see and turn it into a physical image or movie that will last a lifetime. I seek natural scenarios that you can’t find in a studio and attempt to visually adapt the vast crooks and corners of the world into my own creative output. To me, that’s where amazing photographs are born – that split second can change your life and ready or not you can change the world with a single digital image. My life is viewed through my lens. As I look back at the photos I’ve taken I am instantly teleported back to that moment in time and space. Capturing the perfect image that tells a story is something so powerful. Images such as a young boy who flies his kite over the gloomy background of the largest favela’s in Rio De Janeiro in “The Soul Kite.” My photographs and cinematography are an expression of travel and free spirit. I use traditional 35mm and digital photography methods to combine together for a vintage but yet modern feel. The world is my creative front with endless opportunities to be framed.
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