Photography "Tidal Flats, Turaname Isl." by Hunter Madsen

"Tidal Flats, Turaname Isl."

 
TITLE - "Tidal Flats, Turaname Isl."
WHERE - San Francisco, California (2012)

Teetering midway between what actually is and what could actually be, this is an image of a tidal flat located at the southern terminus of San Francisco Bay, which was home turf for William Garnett, the pioneer of crisply realist, aerial art photography.  Neither the named Island nor the image's toning are accurate to the source content: each is an aesthetic enhancement that works to contradict and repudiate the relevance of the real-world coordinates and the image's documentary function, since neither of these would contribute as significantly to the viewer's appreciation of the image as an art experience.