Photographer David Brandon Geeting is best known for work that makes you look twice: His thoroughly modern still lifes feature quotidian items like Q-tips, Pringles chips, and packs of gum cast against vibrant, patterned backgrounds.
His latest body of work, a series of landscapes taken around South Korea in places including Seoul, Jeju Island, and Mt. Bukhansan, took him outside the studio. "I started to ask myself what the difference is between things that are natural and unnatural," Geeting says, referring to working outside versus in the studio. "Korea is really excessive—there are a lot of things for sale, a lot of fake things—but the city is surrounded by nature. The lines are blurred."
The new series, out now in the form of a self-published book, South Korean Nature Photography, investigates his interest between the pure and the manufactured. Some images are close-ups of tour buses or industrial areas that give the impression of urban settings, but are actually taken in nature, while others are of street scenes or shop windows in the city center. Reflecting on how his landscape photos relate to his studio practice, Geeting says: "It's just stuff. It's just the world."
Below, Geeting gives us a look inside his new book.