May 9, 2007 by Allen George
Every so often I stumble across photographers whose images captivate me for reasons I cannot articulate. Such is the case with Eric Fredine.
A Canadian photographer in the Albertan prairies, he offers a distinctive and arresting view of spaces often described as flat, repetitive or featureless. His Horizons and Roads portfolios are especially fascinating – though I admit preferring the former over the latter. Viewing the Horizon series I had the distinct impression of formality, of composure without artifice – as if these were portraits of place.
I’d love to hold Combine, 2005, to see it close, to let my eyes wander up the cut wheat stalks and play along the lines of the combine at its heart…