Artist Photographs Intricate Landscapes Created in a 200-Gallon Fish Tank

Artist Photographs Intricate Landscapes Created in a 200-Gallon Fish Tank

Multimedia artist Kim Keever’s “Landscape” series features settings of post-apocalyptic beauty. The photographs portray scenes like cloud-laced mountain ranges, giant seaside cliffs or fiery sunsets. Although the images are incredible enough on their own, the process Keever uses to create them is even more intriguing.

Of his process, Keever says “It is my intention to present the landscape as beauty itself, without reference to man and industry. The adjective ‘catastrophic’ is sometimes connected to my work because the question is asked, ‘what happened to the people?’ Though any work I’ve made could be a place here on earth, I think of these panoramas as existing millions of years ago, today, or millions of years in the future.”











Kim Keever’s studio consists of a jumble of lighting equipment, tools and props which surround a massive, 200-gallon fish tank.


These fantastical scenes are created in part with intricate, hand-built panoramas featuring elaborate natural settings. The remainder of the scene is created by placing the sets either in front of or behind the gigantic fish tank at the center of Keever’s studio. He then carefully injects paint into the water to create the clouds which hover over the mountains and trees. The final step, of course, is to photograph the setup before the paint in the water settles or moves. Keever says he uses found materials, sometimes turning to the internet for additions he feels “might add to a perception of a reality that is not quite what it seems.”

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I'm not sure if it's the processing or the compression, but the photos look a damaged slides.

I believe she did it for artistic effect.

Is this a good thing or a bad thing?

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Blog host compression is usually pretty aggressive... I'd suggest following the source link or the artist's own website to see a higher quality representation.

To me it looks like it's the side of the fish tank. It's not perfectly clean. I'm not sure whether this is intended or not.

Interesting idea for sure, but why not skip all of this and simply do a photo montage?

The shown tank doesn't look like 200 gallons to me but still!

Or, you could go out and actually take real landscape photos.
Such a concept.

Interesting work, forget the miserable sticks-in-the-mud below who likely never shot anything but a brick wall, while putting down others. I think it's cool stuff.