Lyrical Ballads, with a Few Other Poems
'Lyrical Ballads, with a Few Other Poems' was the title of the book by William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge and is generally considered to mark the beginnings of the Romantic Movement in England. It was first published in 1798.
The photographs of this project reflect on how Romanticism has shaped and is still influencing our views on Landscapes (and Landscape Photography).
All photographs were taken in the Pyrenees, the mountain range on the border between France and Spain, that was first explored in the Romantic period (beginning 19th Century). As a consequence it was like virgin territory, perfectly suited to project the Romantic concepts of emotion and intuition onto. Hence, it was depicted as rugged, pure, impenetrable, authentic...
I'm giving a 21st Century spin on this. but with a clear reference to the Romantic era of exploration and admiration because that's maybe what we need more of again in our attitude towards the landscape. Respect and admiration instead of exploitation and domination.