These images begin on a screen-- tv, computer, or film--photographed and rephotographed as poetic explorations of the denaturalization of nature in the non-space of those screens.
"The images from Cecilia Schmidt’s Migrations series are born out of a quintessentially post-modern encounter. Mediated by the television, the natural world is beamed into her living room as a documentary. She pushes her still photographs of the screen to opposite extremes in post-production, removing the TV blue hue in effort to restore the tones and colors found in nature while simultaneously amplifying their digital textures. The result is a rendition of wildlife and landscape that feels familiar yet strange, and evokes a sense of both longing and impermanence." -Jordana Zeldin