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Surreal, Evocative Landscape Photographs from “The Great Unreal”

We discussed Swiss photographers Taiyo Onorato and Nico Krebs a while back in our feature about crazy and fascinating cameras — the duo favor DIY cameras, and amongst other things, constructed a device from a turtle shell. But the images they produce with their equipment are just as fascinating as the equipment itself. We came across their series The Great Unreal — a document of a road trip across America that explores the layers of reality that construct both the landscape and the society that inhabits it, perhaps suggesting that there’s a degree of artifice at play in both — a while back, and we thought we’d share some of our favorites with you today. There’s plenty more at the duo’s website, where the book of The Great Unreal is also available to order.


Photo credit: Taiyo Onorato and Nico Krebs. Image courtesy of the artist