Eleanor Armitage

Dreamscapes, 2022

Dreamscapes explores beauty in the landscape through exaggerated ideals of the Picturesque. A minimalist aesthetic emphasising space is constructed through a fictitious working of the land, exploring notions of Romanticism, and bringing a new perspective to the Pastoral. Caught between reality and fantasy, a reimagining of the landscape is created by combining fragments of place, whilst a panoramic perspective emphasies spatial quality and slows down the act of looking. Our idealisations of land are therefore challenged and catalysed by digital manipulation, used to compose a more ideal and reformed terrain to invoke an emotive response through melancholy. Revealing that these photographs depicts an altered reality, it illustrates our ultimate desires.