Nick Bowers describes his work as an exploration between the natural and man-made; his statement reads, “His landscapes expose the paradox of grand oppressive spaces with their delicate and vulnerable details. His portraiture and still life series are revealing studies in intimacy.”
The harsh terrain, which I imagine to be somewhere in the outback of Bowers’ native Australia, is the protagonist of these shots. However harsh the landscapes might be, I don’t find them oppressive. Upon seeing Bowers’ shots, it reminded me of Death Valley and my impressions of it when I journeyed there for the first time – astonished that a terrian can be so brutal and rugged, but sweepingly beautiful as it holds so much potential for life. The Bowers’ astronauts pair extraordinary well with these enchanting landscapes as the sole visible objects of life amongst a sweeping red sea of rock.