Daniel Kukla And His Breathtaking “Edge Effect” Photo Series

Who would have thought that leaving a mirror in the desert would look so awesome?

Daniel Kukla is a Kansas born photographer, anthropologist and biologist. Now working from New York he’s become a prolific artist with his passion lying squarely in the natural world. His series of photos called ‘Edge Effect’ are an interesting twist on landscape photography. He spent a few weeks in the wilderness carrying a massive mirror and his camera around, and he picked up some pretty awesome images.

Here’s Kukla’s explanation of the Edge Effect series:

In March of 2012 I lived in a cabin for a month within southern California’s Joshua Tree National Park. While staying in the Park, I spent much of my time visiting the borderlands of the park and the areas where the low Sonoran desert meets the high Mojave desert. While hiking and driving, I caught glimpses of the border space created by the meeting of distinct ecosystems in juxtaposition, referred to as the Edge Effect in the ecological sciences.

To document this unique confluence of terrains, I hiked out a large mirror and painter’s easel into the wilderness and captured opposing elements within the environment. Using a single visual plane, this series of images unifies the play of temporal phenomena, contrasts of color and texture, and natural interactions of the environment itself.

Take a look over the following slides:

Daniel Kukla - Edge Effect - Easel 1

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