Todd R. Forsgren
Ornithological Photographs / The World is Round / Post-industrial Edens / Resume
Untitled Re:Iterations / An Imperfect Representation / Other Works / Order a Book

Staring at the Sky and the Screen
Dreaming of Other Celestial Bodies

Wondering What They're Looking at




Breaking Branches and Bending Grids
Measuring Half-lives on the Horizon

Artist's Statement





Fifteen Boring Landscapes where Nothing Happened or Obliterating the Memory from the Land,
Archival Inkjet Prints, c. 12"x15" each, 2016.

We look at some places them because of an event,
An event only tangentially related to that place.
Yet I have found that when this event is removed,
These landscape become more empty than any others.



Boring Landscape... #01, from
Matthew Brady, Bodies of Confederate Dead, Battle of Antietam, September 17th, 1862.


Boring Landscape... #02, from
Henri Cartier-Bresson, Place de l'Europe, Gare Saint Lazare, Paris, France, 1932.


Boring Landscape... #03, from
Robert Capa, Loyalist Militiaman at the Moment of Death, Cerro Muriano, September 5, 1936.


Boring Landscape... #04, from
Joe Rosenthal, Raising of the Flag on Iwo Jima, February 23rd, 1945.


Boring Landscape... #05, from
Photographer unknown (Getty Images), ABLE Atomic bomb explosion,
Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands, July 1, 1946,


Boring Landscape... #06, from
Yves Klein, Leap into the Void, 1960.


Boring Landscape... #07, from
William Anders, Earthrise, Apollo 8 Mission, December 24th. 1968.


Boring Landscape... #08, from
John Filo, Kent State Shootings, May 4th, 1970.


Boring Landscape... #09, from
Jeff Wall, The Storyteller, 1986.


Boring Landscape... #10, from
Richard Prine, Untitled (Cowboy), 1989.


Boring Landscape... #11, from
Rineke Dijkstra, Kolobrzeg, Poland, July 26 1992.


Boring Landscape... #12, from
Kevin Carter, Vulture Stalking a Child, Sudan, 1993.


Boring Landscape... #13, from
Hiroshi Sugimoto, Earliest Human Relatives, 1994.


Boring Landscape... #14, from
Photographer Unknown (Sepah News Agency), Iranian Missle Test, July 9th, 2008.


Boring Landscape... #15, from
Ryan McGinley, Hay Hop, 2014