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Listening to desolation by Paul Vanzella

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Travelling through Arizona I noticed so much desolation, abandoned structures, disconnected souls… which prompted me to stop and listen, I’m fascinated with connecting sound to the visual medium.
How do you visually capture the sound
of desolation…this is my attempt….

The transparency of the girl shows a dissociativeness with the landscape.
Is she there only in spirit? Not only until one is heard completely do they connect totally with their environment.


  • kipishiux
    kipishiuxover 6 years ago


  • Andy Harris
    Andy Harrisover 6 years ago

    excellent quality as always and a well crafted and conceived concept…. great work Paul

  • Lisa  Jewell
    Lisa Jewellover 6 years ago

    You’ve achieved your objective; I see the sound…..

    Wonderful work, Paul

  • Daniel Rayfield
    Daniel Rayfieldover 6 years ago

    oh wow!!!! Fantastic work paul!!! Looks like the fun has already begun for you!!

  • Sharon Hammond
    Sharon Hammondover 6 years ago

    Great concept. Luv the warm tones

  • Juilee  Pryor
    Juilee Pryorover 6 years ago

    this is beautiful Paul….. it’s a really well listened to landscape somehow….. its almost acheing in its sadness.

    this is how I listen to desolation…to death us do drug

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneover 6 years ago

    Wow, what an amazing image of transition….gorgeous light and tones, Paul!

  • BigFatRobot
    BigFatRobotover 6 years ago

    wow – love this! there is a narrative that wants to burst out!

  • Michael Kienhuis
    Michael Kienhuisover 6 years ago

    Wonderful Paul!

  • Paul Louis Villani
    Paul Louis Vil...over 6 years ago

    The tonal presentation along with the arid dry backdrop, creates a superb visual and artistic drama.
    Agree with the above… bursting with narrative!
    I always say… Love your work but today I’m going to say…
    I love your brain!! :D

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