Peripheral visions: Side vision. The ability to see objects and movement outside of the direct line of vision. Peripheral vision is the work of the rods, nerve cells located largely outside the macula (the center) of the retina. The rods are also responsible for night vision and low-light vision but are insensitive to color. As opposed to central vision.
I try to portray the landscape as I observe it within the moment that I am first discovering the subtleness of the area. We choose our experiences in life, and I am only trying to portray those experiences I have chosen, with an audience. I choose a part of the landscape that I have experienced and try to express what I felt was most influential about that particular scene. My personal experience alters these landscapes and therefore changes the way in which observers can view them. Observers of these photographs are looking at the scenes through my eyes and experiences, as well as pulling their own experiences from these photographs.
I often observe a scene and look for a composition that fits within my personal vision of stretched lines, forms, compositions, as well as spectral sensitivity. Many of the scenes have been altered by what I have chosen to capture within the frame and what I have decided to eliminate. The scenes have also been warped or distorted by my constant use of wide-angle lenses. This sense of capturing a limited yet distorted part of the landscape is what entices me to keep observing and capturing moments and scenes throughout my life.
The use of the panorama helps to push the boundary of observing a scene even further than with my traditional photographic work. Many of these scenes cannot be observed by the naked eye because they extend beyond our peripheral vision. A few of the scenes are actually a full 360˚ and therefore cannot be viewed within a single moment, just as the photographs themselves are made up of multiple photographs stitched together. These photographs are a visual play because one would expect to return to these same locations and observe the same landscape. In a sense, this makes these altered landscapes appear to be typical panoramas, however these photographs are anything but factual.