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Amazing Photographs of Wrapped Trees

Photographer Zander Olsen creates amazing optical illusions by wrapping trees with white linen, lining up the ends of the material with the horizon line in the background.

This is an ongoing series of constructed photographs rooted in the forest. These works, carried out in Surrey, Hampshire and Wales,involve site specific interventions in the landscape, ‘wrapping’ trees with white material to construct a visual relationship between tree, not-tree and the line of horizon according to the camera’s viewpoint.

Tree, Line by Zander Olsen (via BOOOOOOOM!)


Image credits: Photographs by Zander Olsen and used with permission


 
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  • Diana

    So cool!  This is very John Phal-ish.  

  • http://www.richardsnotes.org Richard

    The 4th image down is quite an amazing optical illusion. Great stuff.

  • Darren

    Reminds me more of Andy Goldsworthy.

  • Sdad

    I might be missing it but there’s no optical illusions for me in any except the fourth one.  The rest are just pointless.

  • Seoras

    Quite fun. I however would be much more impressed if the scene was better composed and generally an interesting image to start with prior to the linen.

  • Anonymous

    I think you are missing it, the most effective ones are the first and the fourth. Basically the white linen matches up on the scenery in the background. It isn’t as much as an optical illusion as it is confusing. 

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  • Kb2kb

    “I might be missing it but there’s no optical illusions for me in any except the fourth one.  The rest are just pointless.”
    True, true.  And, even that one is poorly done. A Liked
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  • Simone

    Isn’t it just John Pfahl stuff: http://bit.ly/sAntUs done again in the same exact way?