Bringing Landscapes to the Studio - Michael Jackson's "A Child's Landscape" Series

Bringing Landscapes to the Studio - Michael Jackson's "A Child's Landscape" Series

Upon first glance one would assume these are all old film photos of large rocks and cliff landscapes, but in reality every single photo was taken using common household items around the home of photographer Michael Jackson.

It began for Michael with photographing the scenic Poppit Sands in Pembrokeshire, Wales, but unable to find the time to take all of the photos he wanted at the location itself, he decided to re-create stunning landscapes in his own studio by first sketching out a scene from Poppit Sands, then  using a method he calls the "inverted water process"; his subject is submerged in water inside his fish tank, then the image is turned upside down.

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To create the old film-y worn effect, Jackson says he tosses breadcrumbs in the water just before the exposure, creating an interesting ripple texture inside the tank, then in order to create a "burn" effect he waves his hands to create a reflection and block light over certain areas.

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Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-23318891

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Noam Galai's picture

Loved him since Thriller

Alright, I'm confused. These are sketches? Negatives from his shoot? Nice images, but I don't understand the description of how they are made.

Nevermind, I followed the link to the BBC. These are miniatures (using rocks).

Looks great :) I think a victorian ship could be in those antarctic landscapes.

Anyone see the irony here...or is it just me? lol

Michael Jackson....Childs. He always had it with them all right. Hehe.