Landscape photography showing near and distant viewpoints within a single image to become a souvenir of what the eye cannot see. The mode in which the image is made and the location of the subject matter, provide key reference points within the work. Currently, single images that reveal hidden landscapes and unnoticed viewpoints, are made and classified for each series under the themes of Barriers, Stronghold, Orientation and Landmarks.
The photo-topographic image becomes one half of a process to identify the purpose for making the images. Here the images are in a series with an accompanying text and become a portfolio of evidence showing specific information regarding the nature of each project. Additional landscape images are made in the field to provide contextual references to the location of these viewpoints and can be found in various map works. The visual mapping of familiar places together with text references will be used to describe a personal geography of place.
Building on previous photo-topographical work, conceptual films are composed of gathered ‘stills’ made from field studies in the natural and built environment. Field work has included sites in the UK, Spain and France – these ‘locations’ provide a setting for the films and maps are made to describe specific features and ideas about the places they depict. The ‘scenes’ contain elements of stone, wood and metal, and the presence they exert from their fixed location serve to provide entry points into a wider and more powerful landscape. Through edited documentation, each spatial composition shows a new situation for object and subject, exploring a form of experiential map that is both minimal and mediated.