"Above June Lake" (2005)

"Above June Lake," 2005
C-print, 86 x 72 inches
© Florian Maier-Aichen
Courtesy Blum & Poe, Los Angeles and 303 Gallery, New York

"I’m not necessarily into grand gestures—and maybe this might come off as a little too grand. It’s taken from high above and it’s a huge landscape (and that’s also the problem with the American landscape—that it’s too grand in scale). Maybe it’s over the top and too sensational, and maybe you lose all the mid-tones. It’s not subtle anymore."

-Florian Maier-Aichen