a fictional, hollow world

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Mikkel Johnsen balances a fine line between landscape and architectural photography, shooting images of the built environment. With no occupants in the frame, these industrial compositions invoke a hollow feeling.
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Johnsen’s approach lies in composing and manipulating many photographs to create both imaginary landscapes and fictionally constructed architecture. Collecting these images typically takes several months to complete a photographic narrative.

“The juxtaposition of the post-industrial landscape and the architectural element gives in my photographic artwork a fragmented snapshot of their mutual relationship. My images have a touch of the uncanny; that something isn’t quite what it looks like. I want the viewer to become curious and shape her/his own conception of the contextual history and the relationship between the landscape and the architecture.”

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Tom Foerstel : Founder & President

Tom Foerstel

Founder & President

Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 60’s, Tom developed a strong desire to create positive change for people and planet.

 

He went on to pursue his passion for art and design at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, and worked for design firms in Southern California before moving to Boise, Idaho in the early 80’s. Foerstel Design opened its doors in 1985. Since its inception, the firm has cultivated a bold, happy, forward-looking team focussed on creating distinct and effective work on behalf of their clients.

 

An integral part of Tom’s philosophy is giving back to the community in which he lives — a company cornerstone that drives Foerstel’s long history of providing pro-bono services to local non-profit humanitarian and arts programs.

 

One of Tom’s proudest personal achievements is his ability to say Supercalifragilisticexpyalidocious backwards.