These photographs are from my untitled black & white panoramic series, which were taken in early 2018. I think about historical amnesia and our lack of connection with nature and sacred spaces. I commonly muse upon this after being in an incredible canyon doing photography for about three hours, only to drive down the mountain road and encounter the umpteenth shopping mall in Southern California. I call this Soft Nature; it's this infantile thinking of what land is, which I think pervades American consciousness. Soft nature is like this Play-Doh or putty-like view we have of earth, this sort of short sightedness we employ when developing the land with no regard to why, who, and should we? These pictures are meant to show the mystic beauty of the Pacific Coast, to bring back reverence for the land.
Renee Torres is an LA based artist who currently employs photography as a medium of expression. She has recently moved back to Los Angeles after living in San Francisco and New York for many years, and decided to discover wild places as often as possible and document it with her camera. Torres calls these excursions, her "Last Golden Coast".
Her website is : https://studiotorres.org/