American photographer Kyra Schmidt is endlessly captivated by the enduring capacity of photography to give form to new experiences and her project Transcriptions is an exploration of this. It is a conceptual evaluation of representation of the landscape. By focusing on light, time, and chemical and digital interactions, these images explore integral features of photography in order to reveal new ways of experiencing the visual, material, and ephemeral aspects of environment.
To achieve this, she collaborate with each environment using natural elements to produce views that are outside of our perception, only made visual through camera-less photographic recording processes. These prints are then superimposed with images of the landscapes within which they were created as a way to ground each piece within its origin.
The digital “installations” of analogue processes serves as a way to explore views that transform the romantic vista through an increased consciousness of landscape.