Shimon and Tammar Rothstein are a husband and wife photography team living and working in New York City. They specialize in “photographic choreography,” bringing together fractions of reality captured with the camera to create a new visual language. They focus on the most intricate details, producing a gorgeous final shot whether an intimate still-life or a grand tableau. The following landscape series, Fog and Mirage, was shot at the northern shores of California and lends a refreshing perspective of the surrounding scenery.
“Although the landscape images are real, we used the photographs the way poets would use their memories and reflections of their real life events to compose poems.” Some reflections are real as they were experienced, some used to create a fictional reality.
The photography duo explains that these images of landscape are memories in the fog of one experience. Much like mirage, they become an optical phenomenon or a false image, that appear to create a wonder and admiration for the obvious and the familiar.