No panic: internet and your computer work just fine. The broadband connection is functioning, your CPU is on. Those stripes of color cutting the landscapes like digital slices of pie are just the fruit of Robert Schlaug’s manipulations.
With the series entitled "Limited Area", German photographer Robert Schlaug – specialized in architecture – takes us on a stroll through landscapes that are sharply interrupted by chasms, walls or cascades of pixels. As if all of a sudden our senses had come across an insurmountable barrier.
"We think we have infinite possibilities, freedom with no borders, yet each day we are challenged by our own and exterior limits", says the photographer. "Sometimes it feels like we’re slamming against a wall or we’re on the edge of a precipice. Even our imagination and our thoughts constantly encounter stops".
As in Robert Schlaug’s other series there emerges an element of contrast in the language that is able to reveal unexpected aesthetic qualities. Often it’s the architectural construction, in clear conflict with the topographical harmony and aesthetic in general, that stands out from the background in his photos.
In this case instead there’s a metaphorical kind of "construction", that refers to our structural limits in understanding and filtering the enormous amount of sensorial stimuli we are subjected to.
Photos via robertschlaug.de