A Spectacular Convergence of Nature, Art, and People

Today we make a return visit to the Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres at Newfields in Indianapolis. For the sake of simplicity, let’s stick with calling it 100 Acres.

Revisiting 100 Acres in Indianapolis allows me to explore a subject I’m drawn to frequently: the interaction between people and nature. What’s unique about this place is that it adds another element: art. The art interacts with nature; the people interact with art; the people interact with nature. It’s fun to think about!

I don’t think about all this necessarily when I’m shooting. I shoot what I’m drawn to, and then I’ll take stock of my images as I look through them afterwards.

100 Acres Indianapolis Newfields art
100 Acres Indianapolis Newfields
100 Acres Indianapolis Newfields art bench
100 Acres Indianapolis Newfields Alfredo Jaar

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Here’s some more posts about going places and doing things, including human/nature interaction. Well, one is human/cheeseburger interaction, but that’s important in a different way.

Newfields is home to the Indianapolis Museum of Art and the 100 Acres, so be sure to visit both if you’re planning a trip to Indy! See more of my Indianapolis photos here.

Author: Zach Dobson

Zach Dobson is a documentary and commercial photographer based in Indianapolis. He holds a degree in journalism from Indiana University with a concentration in photography. Since starting his business in 2006, Zach has focused on documenting people’s lives and businesses in action. Zach’s client list includes the Indiana Pacers, Coca-Cola, the AARP, ZipCar, Indiana University, Visit Bloomington, Hamilton County Tourism, Land O’Lakes, RIOT LA Comedy Festival, Indianapolis Public Schools, Indiana High School Athletic Association. Zach is a Professional Member of the American Society of Media Photographers [ASMP]. He resides in Carmel, Ind. with his wife and business partner, Courtney, and their five children.

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