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Turn the Other Way

Words & Photography: Anna Ryabtsov

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A two-week trek through the Canadian Rockies was met with familiar scenes of crystal clear blue lakes, glaciers, and endless mountains. My usual go to when hiking through well documented places is to always do the opposite; if there's a herd of cameras facing one direction, I turn the other way. These photographs illustrate the beauty that lies within the quieter corners of Banff and Jasper National Park. I combined the images with my ongoing series: ‘Ant farm’. ‘Ant farm’ silhouettes random passers-by to remove identity, age and gender. By playing with the sense of scale in relation to the landscape, the figures illustrate our microscopic existence in the universe and aims to minimise ego.

 
 
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