Tuwa Canyon

Edition of 5 ~ 24×36 inches


  • From a limited edition of 5 archival photographs + 1 artist proof
  • Signed and numbered by artist Aaron Knight
  • Image: 24×36 inches/61×91 cm
  • Paper: 26×38 inches/66×97 cm


Luminous landscape photography

This luminous landscape photography depicts a single figure in Tuwa Canyon, Utah. The sky glows in rich blues, contrasting with the incandescent nearby rock. The vastness of the landscape evokes emotions connected to the exploration of the natural world, and a desire to honor and preserve the beauty of the wilderness.

The major composition elements of this luminous landscape photography converge on the figure. The horizon is just above center and extends across the left two thirds of the frame. The gently sloping line separates the bright sky from the dense mass of the distant landscape. A wedge of darkness occupies the distance between the sky from the foreground of light-colored rock. A diagonal from the lower left to the upper right divides the image into foreground and background. Additional divisions in the rock radiate from the figure to the left and bottom edges.

The figure is positioned in the right half of the image. She leans against the large rock face. The sun is coming her side and behind her, resulting in a bright rim of light on the left edge of her body from head to toe. She rests on her right elbow, a sliver of distant rock visible between her forearm and her torso.

Her chin is level with the horizon and her eyes are closed. Her face is visible a bit greater than in profile, turned into the wind. She seems to be taking in the moment. Perhaps the balance of sun and wind has created the perfect temperature to enjoy this location.



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