Landscape Photography Melts into Color Fields

Looking a lot like a Technicolor concept for Shel Silverstein’s Where the Sidewalk Ends, the landscape photography of Robert Schlaug is captivating in its simplicity. His works take the outside world and stretch their colors, creating linear striped gradients of their natural palette. The carefully chosen starting points for his gradients playfully interact with their surroundings, sometimes appearing like waterfalls at the edge of a country road, other times becoming a wall-like digital sunset.


Schlaug has been exhibiting his work since way back in 1982. The photographs we bring you here are atypical of his normal series’: he rarely uses digital methods in his work. Over the years his subjects have revolved around capturing architecture and his travels centered mainly in sunny Spain. The body of work has a straight forward honesty that allows the subjects to largely speak for themselves, un-burdened by stylistic messages from the artist. If you’re interested in seeing more of his work, you’ll find a large body of work at


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