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.
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.”