Brian Sweeney: Paradise Road

This is a visually striking portfolio of contemporary photographer Brian Sweeney's work. While we may have lost a religious outlook, there are certain modalities of nature that continue to move us on a symbolic and/or unconscious level. No doubt this is part of the power of Brian Sweeney's photographs in Paradise Road . These photos envision the world around us in its grandeur and banality as a sacred milieu to the very extent that it is not. The word 'paradise' tells us to look up, but then again the word 'road' advises that we keep our feet on the ground. Sweeney's keenly discriminated images of sky, clouds, horizons, mountains, water, and trees strike us with an atavistic sense of the sacred power of nature.