PhotographerSandra Chen Weinstein
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryLake Forest, United States
Photo Date2010-2014
Technical InfoNikon D700 Nikkel L 24-70
Entry Description

I spend a considerable amount of time driving across Southern California where these photographs are taken. The subjects range from modest suburbs to interstate highways running through cities and industrialized rural lands. In a spontaneous moment on the road, I am fascinated by nearby greenery with its carefully manicured, symmetrical arrangements and artificial look of California's city-landscape. The conflict among the ubiquitous desires for comfortable living, conservation of the limited resources and its impacts on decaying ecology in our communities manifests in the juxtaposition of nature and artifice on every street corner and stretch of open road.