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This book is a "small portfolio" edition of my "Synesthetic Landscapes" series (the complete edition is also available on Blurb). These images are an experiment in applying photography of the small and mundane (technically, macros of diffuse reflections of scattered everyday objects from curved metal surfaces and light refracted from fragments of colored glass, captured using very shallow depth of field) to evoke an experience of mysterious, ethereal grandeur. The portfolio is "synesthetic" in the sense that, just as synesthetes use two or more senses to represent an ostensible "reality," the images in this portfolio collectively evoke an experience of reality as induced by two vastly different representational forms (one literal, the other implied, and both ineffable landscapes of the imagination).

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About the Author

andrew ilachinski
ilachina Northern Virginia, USA

A Ph.D. physicist specializing in complex adaptive systems, Andy Ilachinski spends most of his free time with a camera.

A founding member of Lorton Arts Foundation's Workhouse Photographic Society in 2009 (near Occoquan, VA), his photographs have won numerous awards, have been exhibited in many juried solo and group shows, and hang in galleries, businesses, and private homes.

Featured in Lenswork magazine four times, in Black & White twice, Andy has won numerous awards in Black & White magazine's portfolio and single-image contests and the prestigious B&W Spider awards, and won the book contest sponsored by the UK Black + White Photography magazine in 2007.

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