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No really: where? Photography is a fascinating art form. In its basic form, it purports to represent reality … but even in black and white some unaltered photographs are more surreal than even the most colorfully abstract of artworks.

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Michel Rajkovic does not pretend the photos from his “Nowhere” series are a reflection of reality as it is. If anything, his images show our built environment as many of us have never seen it – a hyperbole of reality, ordinary places made abnormal by his unique perspective, strange site selections and long film exposures.

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Most of the work that goes into his long-exposure photographs is in the selection of a subject and the setup of the shot – like the unsung pencil work before a painting.

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His pieces often depict a combination of built and natural environments, organic materials, settings and landscapes juxtaposed with man-made structures, objects and paths.

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Sometimes he sticks to strictly natural elements but even then he finds patterns in the noise of nature, straight lines of rocks on smooth and crisp watery surfaces.