Daniel Kukla likes to connect his background in biological and anthropological sciences with his work as a photographer. “I work at the juncture of these disciplines, focusing in on capturing evidence as images that have the power to articulate our ever-changing relationship with the natural world,” he writes on his website.
In this series called “The Edge Effect,” Kukla photographed mirrors on easels on locations around the borderlands of California’s Joshua Tree National Park and the areas where the low Sonoran desert meets the high Mojave desert. “While hiking and driving, I caught glimpses of the border space created by the meeting of distinct ecosystems in juxtaposition, referred to as the Edge Effect in the ecological sciences,” he explains.
Kukla’s goal was to capture opposing elements within the environment. “[…] this series of images unifies the play of temporal phenomena, contrasts of color and texture, and natural interactions of the environment itself.”
Source: This is Colossal