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a look at the landscape : : : by seth familian


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impossible without you

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The vision of this book and the year of travel it represents would not have been possible without a number of incredible and irreplaceable individuals.

To m y m e n t o r s J o h n S t a u f f e r, K e v i n O ’ M a l l e y, a n d J o a n i e P a r k e r, y o u t a u g h t m e h o w t o s e e , a n d y o u gave me the confidence to express that vision in palpable form.

How can I begin to thank you?

To m y f r i e n d s a n d f a m i l y, t h a n k y o u f o r y o u r e a r s , s h o u l d e r s , a n d h e a r t s , w h i c h w e re e v e r- p re s e n t a s I ventured off the beaten path and far from home.

And to the Finley Fellowship Committee, thank you so

very

much

for

believing

in

me,

and

for

t r a n s f o r m i n g t h e d r e a m o f t h i s p r o j e c t i n t o a r e a l i t y. The following pages are for you.


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do you see?

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Look at the landscape: Notice the cadence of its curves, the liquidity of its lines,

the flow of its forms. Unravel the magic of the mundane.


Beached Boat

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Isla del Sol, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia


Metro :: Prague, Czech Republic


H a l f t o n e : : T h e Ta t e M o d e r n M u s e u m , L o n d o n


Frowning Fish :: Cรกdiz, Spain


Spices for Sale :: Vienna, Austria


Bicycle :: Just Outside Cusco, Peru


Guesthouse Guitar :: Pai, Thailand


Auto Repair Shop :: Chiang Mai, Thailand


Power Lines :: Pucon, Chile


Approaching Sunset :: Isla Amantani, Peru


M o s q u i t o N e t s : : K a r e n Tr i b e V i l l a g e , T h a i l a n d


Discover things seen but never noticed: the vivid tangle of produce at a village market;

a delicate flower floating amidst the crisp pricks

of a sun-drenched desert cactus; three umbrellas strewn on the sidewalk, serendipitously scattered.


Market :: Pisac, Peru


B r i d g e a n d W a t e r : : C h o r o Tr a i l , B o l i v i a


Anchor Chain :: Navimag Puerto Eden, Chile


Bus Stop :: Foz do Iguacu, Brazil


Wound Rope :: Navimag Puerto Eden, Chile


Walkway :: Hong Kong Airport


Restaurant Bathroom :: Hong Kong Island

Extra-Ordinary  

a look at the landscape

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