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RYAN WAKSHINSKI

I KEEP
TAKING
THE SAME
PHOTO

Rurality (noun)
1. The state or quality of being rural.
2. A rural trait or characteristic.
Rurality (noun)
1. A collection of photos by Ryan
Wakshinski, as yet un-exhibited

PHOTOS RYAN WAKSHINSKI

50 LANDSCAPES | PAYSAGES

EN_I DRIVE ACROSS the province of
Manitoba quite a bit for my work as a
landscape architect and project manager
with the Department of Sustainable
Development, Parks and Protected
Branch. In my 10 years to date, I have
crisscrossed the landscape countless times
from Flin Flon to Sprague, Bloodvein to
Boissevain and points between, logging
upwards of 200,000km over that time,
by a rough estimate. For one project, it's
not uncommon to drive four hours from
Winnipeg for a two-hour meeting and back
again in the same day, weekly through the
summer construction season. Don't get me
wrong, although this can be hard on your
body (personally, my lower back!), it is a
great gig, and I am fortunate to get to see
so much of this amazing province, one that
many people overlook when they think of
scenery in Canada.

To break up many of these trips (and
often to stay awake), I take lots of photos
along the way. By far, the most common
image that captures my attention along
the "highways and byways" is that of
the humble, ubiquitous galvanized steel
grain storage bin, or silo. Whether single
or in groups (15 is my record), there is just
something irresistible about these simple,
platonic forms that appeals to my sense
of the rural picturesque. It is a landscape
of huge skies and extreme weather that
can often make a person feel small and
vulnerable, but these little round structures
are ideally shaped to stand up to the
harsh conditions. The prairie drives can
be lonely, and seeing the silos is a great
representation of that loneliness, a symbol
of our puny humanity under the limitless
prairie sky. To quote Wallace Stegner from
Wolf Willow in 1962:



Landscapes - Winter 2019

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Landscapes - Winter 2019

TO BEGIN WITH | POUR COMMENCER
WRITERS | NOS RÉDACTEURS
PROLOGUE > FR_ EN_LP
ESSAY | ESSAI LA BEAUTÉ COMME EXPºÉRIENCE
THREE PILLAR CONCEPTS OF CHINESE LANDSCAPE AESTHETICS
LA BEAUTÉ D’UNE INFRASTRUCTURE VIVANTE
SOUS LES ÉTOILES
BEAUTIFUL BOKEH – ACTIVATING THE WINTER LANDSCAPE THROUGH COLOUR
METAMORPHOUS
UNE ÉTRANGE BEAUTÉ
CRITIQUE
I KEEP TAKING THE SAME PHOTO
THE PARTING SHOT | UNE DERNIÈRE SALVE
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Landscapes - Winter 2019 - TO BEGIN WITH | POUR COMMENCER
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Landscapes - Winter 2019 - WRITERS | NOS RÉDACTEURS
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Landscapes - Winter 2019 - PROLOGUE > FR_ EN_LP
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Landscapes - Winter 2019 - ESSAY | ESSAI LA BEAUTÉ COMME EXPºÉRIENCE
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Landscapes - Winter 2019 - THREE PILLAR CONCEPTS OF CHINESE LANDSCAPE AESTHETICS
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Landscapes - Winter 2019 - LA BEAUTÉ D’UNE INFRASTRUCTURE VIVANTE
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Landscapes - Winter 2019 - SOUS LES ÉTOILES
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Landscapes - Winter 2019 - BEAUTIFUL BOKEH – ACTIVATING THE WINTER LANDSCAPE THROUGH COLOUR
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Landscapes - Winter 2019 - METAMORPHOUS
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Landscapes - Winter 2019 - UNE ÉTRANGE BEAUTÉ
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Landscapes - Winter 2019 - CRITIQUE
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Landscapes - Winter 2019 - I KEEP TAKING THE SAME PHOTO
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