Digital renderings powered by scientifically designed software tools have expanded our ability to create, re-create and render any imaginable physical reality. Levels of realistic rendering continue to improve and evolve, yet their seemingly perfect renditions often fail to capture a place’s essence or soul.

The introduction of chance, accidents, or human intervention can override mechanically generated digital images, creating something quite magical. That is where the artist intervenes with skill and spirit. Artists include Roni Santos, Alex Hogrefe, Josh MacDonald, Alison Malouf, Matt Ostrow, Dave Garazza, and others.