Fin­nian MacManus

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When de­sign­ing land­scapes I al­ways start with the back­ground his­tory and cul­ture of the area I’m cre­at­ing. Land­scapes and ar­chi­tec­ture have their own char­ac­ter, ex­pressed by their pat­terns and shape re­la­tion­ships. I try to ac­cen­tu­ate these and push them fur­ther than re­al­ity. To cre­ate pal­ettes, I rely heav­ily on ref­er­ence im­ages that are shot with­out fil­ters, to get the true colour of a scene from the earth. It’s then, by push­ing these grounded pal­ettes past re­al­ity, that I be­lieve you can cre­ate a won­der­ful and mys­te­ri­ous mood.”

For epic land­scapes, I feel like colour and mood re­ally drive the mys­tery and vast feel­ings they cre­ate

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