I am concerned with our treatment and representation of the Other. For the past five years I have examined how this applies to nature, and my intention has been to create portraits of landscapes. My artistic goals are to work with photography in a way that reminds us we are part of our environment, and counter the perception that photographic images are definitive. To this end, I use processes that allow the image to change while I’m recording it, and framing that allows for multiple, simultaneous perspectives.

Julie Shafer is a Los Angeles based artist.