Oct 1, 2013
The Day Wonderland Stood Still
Inspired by a mixture of the visually striking Nibirian Jungle scene in Star Trek - Into Darkness and the Empty America Series, Bruce W. Berry set out to create a visual diary of a land cast into strangely serene, post apocalytic desolation. The 'red tree' effect is the result of using infrared photography, a practice that has allowed certain artists to create some truly striking pieces, like Richard Mosses surreal Infra series, which captured child soldiers in the Congo amidst seemingly pink and red vegetation.
Applying the same techniques to video, the city of Philadelphia is turned into an alien landscape, devoid of any life other than the idyllic movements of nature. Hauntingly beautiful.