Where Is This?


Instagram comment after Instagram comment on beautiful landscape asks: “Where is this?” But the answer — say, Cape Town or the Catskills — is a ruse. What the camera captures is not what the eye captures. Photography might start with reality, but the end result is too still, too abstract to represent what the human eye processes. In this series, we bring the unreality of images to a new extreme, blurring the lines between photography, landscape paintings, and CGI. “Where is this?” Like all the images you see, it’s on a computer.

Art Director: Chris Lavergne
Photographer: Noah Kalina
Models: Jessica Spangler, Kelsey Noyes, Ruby June