From the post at PDN Photo of the Day:

Like [Thomas] Cole’s paintings, which imagine the growth and decline of a fictional city, Nix and Gerber’s images emphasize the sky, which is often filled with beautiful clouds colored by the setting sun, an effect that adds to the melancholy mood by suggesting the coming dark. In a statement, they write, “Landscapes are more than a visual record of an environment. They also capture the emotional, sometimes spiritual, essence of a place. ‘Empire’ presents a world transformed by climate uncertainty and a shifting social order as it stumbles towards a new kind of frontier. These places are eerily beautiful but also unsettling in their stillness and silence. Long ago man entered the landscape and forced nature to his will. Once grand and emblematic of strength and prosperity, these landscapes now appear abused and in decay, and it is uncertain how they will continue to (d)evolve.”

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