The Subjective Landscape

Red Wall & Stairs
Chris Murray

The Subjective Landscape

Chris Murray

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In this presentation I will draw a distinction between two schools of thought in landscape photography today, what I call objective and subjective landscapes. I will discuss the defining qualities of each and how they differ in both approach and intent. I will also discuss ways that we can express and develop our own personal vision in order to make more subjective, personally expressive images.

Chris Murray

Chris Murray is a photographic artist, instructor, and writer working primarily in the landscape of his home, the woods, lakes, mountains, and streams of New York State. His work has appeared in several magazines including Popular Photography, Shutterbug, Adirondack Life, Life in the Finger Lakes, New York State Conservationist, and On Landscape, among others. His landscape stock imagery is represented by Aurora Photos and Danita Delimont Stock Photography. He is a staff instructor with the Adirondack Photography Institute.


Chris’ interest in photographing landscapes is derived mainly from his love of the natural world, the same love that led him to choose geology as his first profession. In photography he strives to make images that are a reflection of his sensibilities and how he sees the world. His goal is to make images that are not a literal documentation of place, but rather a creative expression of his response to that place.


Chris Murray resides in Syracuse, NY. You can find him online at chrismurrayphotography.com.

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