My 100th post and I immediately became indecisive about what to write about- what advert/topic/picture/you name it, could fulfil this literary milestone? My answer being Tim Simmons and his captivating Urban Land Project, which like many things that inspire me I found on Creative Review.
Tim Simmons is an American photographer with a mission to radicalise and beautify the city backdrop with nature’s best– a stunning array of landscape photos, which he has placed in various locations around Philadelphia- for example, among the graffiti, on a disused water tower, on the corner of a less than busy street. The idea being to surprise people into thinking more carefully about the relationship between natural and urban environments, the equivalent of massive arrow pointing at a flower saying “look how beautiful nature is… take care of it”. I therefore admire Simmons’ work for its environmental as well as artistic value. I love how they brighten up the big smoke in a way that is more engaging and captivating than most adverts. The pictures devoid of writing, there is no commercial undertone to them being there, but you feel moved nonetheless.