Benoit Paillé’s Alternative Landscapes is an interesting series of ‘scapes centred around a single man-made element.
These interesting long exposure landscapes were taken by Canadian photographer Benoit Paillé.
“I was interested in the introduction of a man-made object in an outdoor setting, a luminous square, a human element that forms a relationship with nature and helps it to be reborn. From this I feel a kind of poetry blossoms, linked to the presence of this regular shape, like a recurrent canvas that symbolically references creation, the blank page, the empty space that needs to be inhabited.”
The illuminated square in the centre of the photos is a 1×1 meter plastic box filled with 300 LED lights, and is usually suspended using fishing gut. Benoit’s exposures typically range from 30 seconds to four minutes.
Photographs shared under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives licence.