Edinburgh from the series Horizons (2007)
About this artwork
This work is part of Leong’s ‘Horizons’ series - an interchangeable sequence of photographs of natural and urban environments from around the world which, when hung together create a potentially infinite landscape. It shows Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland, photographed from the hill, Arthur’s Seat. For the Horizon series Leong seeks out the broadest viewpoint and photographs the scene with the horizon occupying the same position in the composition. This allows the images to be displayed as a series with one view linking on to the next. The soft-tone of the photographs, the result of flat lighting conditions, helps create a uniform image where the focus repeatedly returns to the horizon.
- title: Edinburgh from the series Horizons
- accession number: PGP 820.4
- artist: Sze Tsung LeongAmerican (born 1970)
- gallery: Scottish National Portrait Gallery(In Storage)
- object type: Photograph
- subject: Cities
- date created: 2007
- measurements: 35.56 x 60.96 cm
- credit line: Part gift of the photographer
Sze Tsung Leong
Sze Tsung Leong
Sze Tsung Leong was born in Mexico City but grew up in the United States and Britain. From 1987-9 he attended Art Center College of Design, California, before going on to gain degrees in architecture at the University of California at Berkeley in 1993 and Harvard University in 1998. Leong’s interest in architecture and in particular perspective drawing is visible in his photographic work. His ‘Horizons’ series is an interchangeable sequence of photographs of natural and urban environments from around the world which, when hung together creates a potentially infinite landscape. Other projects include ‘Cities’, which depicts urban landscapes and ‘History Images’ which focuses on cities as documents of history, a recording of history in urban form.