Beautiful Confusion: Photos by John Anderson
Photos of sand breaking the surface of tide pools that looks abstract. The series explores the interaction between light, water, and other surfaces focusing mainly on the pristine wilderness of the Pacific Northwest.
My hope is that these photographs will act as icons for a world which is beyond the grip of human management, beyond the progression of measured time, and even beyond our ability to fully understand it. A world that is truly wild. Only in such a world can we see the forces which have given shape to our psyche and which continue to live within the soul of each of us. These places are literally timeless in the sense that the date at which they were taken has no meaning except in the astonishment that such places still exist today on this over populated planet. I have chosen photography as my medium because of it’s kinship with reality and because it abstracts the subject from our everyday perception. This allows us to better see the stark alien boldness of this dark and shining wilderness which pulsates with life just beyond the confines of our man-made imaginings.