美国元老级摄影大师John Pfahl 1939年2月17日出生于纽约,在新泽西长大,5岁起就开始拍照。在他的作品中,充斥着对大自然和艺术历史文献的赞美。1974-78年间创作的空间异变作品Altered Landscapes系列则是Pfahl最为重要的作品,在那个数字处理技术还未出现的年代,Pfahl通过精确而仔细的加入各种不同的物件和元素来改变风景,挑战人们通常的视觉观感,由此奠定了他在彩色摄影界不可动摇的地位。

John Pfahl  was born on February 17, 1939, in New York, and raised in New Jersey. He has been photographing since he was five. Working in series, mainly landscapes, two things are consistent: Pfahl’s love of nature and admiration for art historical references. John Pfahl’s first major series is entitled Altered Landscapes (1974–78). In the days before digital manipulation, Pfahl physically altered the landscape by adding various objects to it, so carefully and painstakingly placing them that the illusion of belonging is convincing. This series helped to establish Pfahl at the forefront of color photography.