Distracted Landscapes consists of a series of 12 landscape photographs from aerial perspectives depicted in painterly, abstracted or non-representational ways. By removing the subject from the familiar it allows the viewer to approach the images from a fresh perspective, to question and contemplate their contents. Ultimately in an effort to spark curiosity and reflection on the land, its formation and the effects humans have had on it. Some of the images show the effects of time and geology on the earth’s surface, while others contain elements of human’s effect. From roads cutting across salt flats, and through mountainous terrain, to secluded and remote airports and extraction mines and their processing plants dug deep into the surface. Round Alfalfa fields growing in the middle of the dessert, feed by deep underground water reserves. The images are intentionally rendered and processed to represent realistic colors and surfaces as they were actually seen and experienced, as well as to render them removed or foreign from the natural world as we know it.