Oregon Inlet Life Saving Station in the Outer Banks

Out of Time (Archival Pigment Print 2013, 16" x 10")

Praiano Italy before a storm

Before the Storm (Praiano) (Archival Pigment Print 2015, 16" x 10")

C & O Canal near Washington, DC

C & O Canal (Archival Pigment Print 2015, 15" x 10")

Breckenridge Mountain in Colorado

At the Top of the World (Archival Pigment Print 2015, 15" x 10")

trees and haze in Maryland

Into the Woods (Archival Pigment Print 2014, 15" x 10")

The Courtroom at Pompeii before the tourists

The Courtroom at Pompeii (Archival Pigment Print 2015, 16" x 10")

rain and snow out the car window in Virginia

Somewhere on Route 1 (Archival Pigment Print 2015, 15" x 10")

beach at Corolla North Carolina in the offseason

Corolla in the Off Season (Archival Pigment Print 2016, 15" x 10")

Digging Out (Archival Pigment Print 2016, 15" x 10")

sidewalk in Praiano Italy at night

The Way Home (Archival Pigment Print 2015, 65" x 10")

empty beach and stairs in Corolla North Carolina

Just the Roar of the Surf (Archival Pigment Print 2015, 15" x 10")

Alaskan fishing boat headed out at dawn

First Fishing Boat of the Day (Archival Pigment Print 2016, 16" x 10")

dad and son surf fishing at day break in Corolla North Carolina

Early Birds (Archival Pigment Print 2016, 15" x 10")

Tourists swimming with boats at Capri Island

Capri Island (Archival Pigment Print 2015, 16" x 10")

In Far Far Away, I’m photographing landscapes that transport me away from the hectic demands and limitations of my life as a mother and the world around me. As the mother of small children, I spend much of my life being climbed on, clung to, or covered in a strange sticky substance; occasionally, I stumble, often with my children in tow, onto a vista that seems to exist in a galaxy away from my everyday world, either in location or in time.  Far Far Away is different from my other work that focuses on social commentary or editorial narrative: it is dreamy, serene, and idealistic. It is my attempt to capture that one moment of peace I can find in a world gone crazy. It soothes and grounds me.

To emphasize this feeling of otherworldliness, I focus on my use of luminosity, atmospheric conditions, and lens choice with these images. The black and white nature of these images and other editing choices help disconnect these images from the color-filled, ordinary reality of my life.  I prefer a frame dimension that emphasizes an elongated horizontal experience for my viewers.  

(c) Natalie Fay Green 2017