EMERGING TALENT: Cole Rise + His Most-Ethereal Landscapes

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There has always been something haunting to me about farmland in the off-seasons, when everything is yellow and wilted, or when snow sits quietly in the trenches that are usually full of blooming crops. Cows move minimally through faded landscapes, and the entire thing has an air of melancholy and stillness to it. Capturing this feeling is not easy, unless perhaps you’re photographer Cole Rise. He’s our featured Emerging Talent this week. He shoots with medium format cameras, digital cameras with detached backwards lenses, and spends hours lying in wait in the grass for the perfect shot. Simple, beautiful. Click through the image tabs above to see more examples of his work.

16 Responses to EMERGING TALENT: Cole Rise + His Most-Ethereal Landscapes

  1. Longbranch Pennywhistle April 4, 2012 at 11:14 am #

    Wow. These are incredible!

  2. mahesh hariani April 4, 2012 at 11:41 am #

    this is ART ! thanks for sharing such amazing work

  3. Matt April 4, 2012 at 11:46 am #

    Cole Rise also does some awesome iPhone stuff on Instagram.

  4. ralph April 4, 2012 at 11:58 am #

    Wow. I’ve been following Cole on flickr for years now, so great to see him getting this recognition. He is the real deal, an inspiring talent. Thank you!

  5. DanielKphoto April 4, 2012 at 12:03 pm #

    Wow, stunning shots! Or actually, they’re more than just shots, this is true art based on photography. Very ambient images and very creative. Love this work. Thanks for sharing Chase!

    Keep up the good work Cole!

  6. Justin April 4, 2012 at 12:43 pm #

    I’ve been a fan of Cole’s work for about a year now! Great guy to highight!

  7. Rod April 4, 2012 at 1:30 pm #


  8. Joe Powers April 4, 2012 at 7:33 pm #

    Fantastic! :)

  9. Moritz April 5, 2012 at 2:50 am #

    some amazing landscape shots. shows its not only where you are but also about the right timing.

    my latest blog is about a new commercial all shot on a mobile… http://www.mostphotography.blogspot.com would love to hear your thoughts on that


  10. Kathleen Smith April 5, 2012 at 5:04 am #


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  12. RvF April 5, 2012 at 9:09 am #

    Interesting work, thanks for sharing.

  13. David Wai April 5, 2012 at 12:04 pm #

    This is really sweet. I especially like #3. Gotta try it next time.

  14. Paul Cudmore April 17, 2012 at 2:58 pm #

    Totally amazing work. I would hang this on my wall right now
    In fact do you sell them – love it
    Check out this uk artist Kurt Jackson he does a similar style.

  15. ERDOĞAN USTA July 15, 2012 at 2:31 pm #

    good desing

  16. natoky June 14, 2013 at 5:28 am #

    Have you given any kind of consideration at all with translating your web page into French? I know a small number of translaters here that would help you do it for no cost if you want to make contact with me.

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