Honorable Mention TOKYO-2020 Fine Art / Landscape


  • Photographer
    Tom Leighton
  • Technical Info
    Canon 5ds
  • Photo Date

Kynance is an ongoing series which focusses on the extraordinary force of volcanic geology. In this landscape we are confronted with rare evidence of the colossal pressures which once created the surface of the earth. The rock formations signal a manifestation of the planet’s physical history: times of stability veined with turbulent change, fault lines which can be seen as a metaphor for our current human landscape. An unnatural palette enhances both the otherness of these rare formations and the inherent vivid appearance of the crystal flecked and veined serpentine rock.

Tom Leighton is an artist, photographer and printmaker. Fascinated by the urban environment, he has photographed and worked with iconic and hidden architecture world-wide. He layers and manipulates images to build increasingly elaborate megastructures, asking how our cities will cope and change with expanding populations, and how these populations will live and move within these urban centres. He has photographed both ancient cities and the newest cities built on land reclaimed from the sea. Trained at the Royal College of Art, London