Desert Realty Edition of 9 Large Format
Ed Freeman's award-winning series, "Desert Realty," has been the subject of a widely reviewed book, numerous magazine articles and a dozen museum shows across the country.
The large format, saturated color prints are an uncanny amalgam of straight photography and seamless computer manipulation. Pictures of mostly abandoned and decaying buildings in the California desert have been scrupulously retouched and enhanced, their backgrounds stripped out and replaced with flawless surroundings and perfectly matching skies. The resultant, hyperreal images tread a fine line between believability and fantasy, between unflinching documentary and surreal perfection.