Kim Keever’s landscape photography captures eery, dream-like scenes that look like they belong in a warped Bob Ross painting. From shots of eroding mountains to desolate seashores, his photos almost look like they were taken before humans walked the earth. It would be easy to get lost in his ethereal sceneries, but after a closer look, you’ll start to notice that things aren’t quite what they seem.
Keever’s landscapes are in fact seascape dioramas that he builds inside a 200 gallon fish tank.
Although he sometimes builds a scene in front of or behind the tank, they mostly take place within, Keever explains. His materials can come from all sorts of places, bought in stores or online or even things he finds on the street. He’ll drop paint into the tank and dress his stage with lights and gels to create the illusion of clouds, fog and atmosphere.
All of these tricks and illusions culminate in hyperrealistic art that will take you far, far away.