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Photographer Dillon Marsh is interested in the objects or features of a landscape that allow people to establish their location—aka landmarks. He explains on his blog that, “Although clearly visible and tangible, they often remain hidden in our peripheral vision, occupying the margins of our day to day existence.” Therefor, Marsh created “Landmarks,” a series comprised of a multitude of even smaller series that uncover and explore the tangible features of environments by offering an alternative viewing method. Marsh focuses on one aspect, and focuses on it primary to create his series-within-a-series works. In “Invasive Species,” the artist explores the relationship between the environment and disguised towers of Cape Town and its surroundings. Marsh explains on his website that the inspiration for this piece was drawn from a palm tree in 1996 that “…appeared almost overnight in a suburb of Cape Town,” which was “…supposedly the world’s first ever disguised cell phone tower…” By photoshopping images of trees adorned with antennas, Marsh juxtaposes the falsity of such “plants” with its natural surrounding area. Though the photographs are real the cell phone towers are obviously fake, sticking out like a sore thumb.

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