In addition to subject matter, style was a major component of what distinguished New Topographicsphotography. In the exhibition’s catalog, curator William Jenkins described the photographs as “neutral”
But objects and land doesn’t give off indifference to you. You feel more from them. They dance in front of your eyes, and sing aloud to reach you. They collectively compose the scene and join in your meditation.
Maybe the close fixation on your alienation made you feel closer to objects and land, as another non-human member of the anthropocene.