Alex Burke is a large format landscape photographer residing in Colorado. We’ve followed his amazing work for years and featured his landscapes on the site in 2012. Alex’s latest work keeps with the same format of beautiful locations, stellar composition, and traditional techniques. With large format becoming more and more rare, Alex’s work is a breath of fresh air.
Living in Colorado has given me opportunities to explore the beautiful wilderness areas of the Rocky Mountains. Photography gave me a reason to hike, travel and see new places. Things really took off once I started shooting large format film, the medium finally delivered the detail and rich tones that I needed to show the grandeur of the landscape. My goal in photographing nature is find places that are far away from the beaten path and haven’t been photographed millions of times. This often requires packing into a destination and spending the night in the wild. I would like to think that these images let viewers feel what I felt when I was at that alpine lake or standing on that sand dune far away from civilization. The other advantage I have with being in Colorado is that I live on the much less photographed plains. It took me years to appreciate the unique landscape right next to me. The interplay between man and nature with agriculture and natural gas industries made a nice contrast to my wilderness images of untouched beauty.
To see more from Alex, check out his website.
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