With the series Lost (2003-2004), Nix and Gerber continue their investigation of the constructed landscape, this time examining feelings of isolation and loneliness. Like much of their previous work, this group of photographs blurs the line between truth and illusion. They subvert the traditions of landscape photography in order to create their own humorously dark world. Nix and Gerber’s images toy with romantic notions of landscape, and their lush, rich color and theatrical lighting magnify a sense of melancholy. The obvious artificiality of the scenes does not diminish the tension created in the photographs. In fact, this fake quality only serves to enhance the enjoyment of the illusion.

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