Ilka Kramer’s Otherworldly Landscapes
As of the most convenient mediums to capture reality, photography sometimes moves a step beyond it and takes us on a journey to the unknown. Ilka Kramer does just that, creating unearthly scenes that question our perception of landscapes.
“In a time where we lose direct contact with nature, we accede to it only by the view.” Although architecture and people take on an important role in Kramer’s works, her striking landscapes look almost like they were taken in another dimension without any particular time or location. It doesn’t comes as a surprise that the series, called ‘MalaNazar‘, was chosen to participate in The Rencontres d’Arles, a summer festival in southern France presenting the best from world’s latest photography. Speaking about her project, Kramer says: “In a time where we lose direct contact with nature, we accede to it only by the view. In a car or train, in houses and protected by architecture, nature is ‘framed’ and perceived like an image, invites to contemplation, but isn’t any more a physical experience.”