Monday, 21 January 2013

New Work

"All photographs are memento mori" 
 Susan Sontag, On Photography

Some new work I have been doing over the last few weeks.  This is the start of a new project which I will be engaged on over the course of the coming year. The aim is to combine my landscape photography with my memorial work - a kind of memorial within the landscape. As yet untitled, and fluid in intention and scope, the idea is to give form to the act of walking, thinking and remembering, exploring the concept of the photograph as memorial, as well as charting the changing seasons and weather and their effect on the landscape. With these interventions in the landscape the aim is not so much to offer a narrative but to show the uncanny effects of encountering objects out of their normal context, emphasising the power that an object may hold over us.

"In the experience of walking, each step is a thought. You can't escape yourself."
 Rebecca Solnit, Wanderlust

All photographs shot with a Hasselblad on black and white film and scanned. The project has its roots in earlier work which you can see here

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