Dominion     Latitudes.  Memory and how we mentally arrange what we have experienced imbues the series ‘Latitudes’ where the banality and ubiquity of the ‘snapshot’ is dissected and suspended. The stasis of the photographic medium echoes the environment where the artificial idyll is held in a parched alien stillness. The locations and subjects allow the viewer little of traditional insight. The architecture and foliage represents a shallow history and a lack of geographical specificity. There is a feeling that though equatorial, this could be anywhere, the peach tinted 'ideal' haven.    As a retoucher creating perfection is a common task. Here however, rather than working with a person or a commodity, the banal is made flawless. The lens is turned to the photographer's own world, the images then subtly altered, smoothed; the horizon moved to exaggerate the compositional division and the simple drama of the subject.  Each image is a composite of multiple photos, merging together carefully to incite a new realm. The viewer is manipulated, familiarity manufactured and desire created, a quest to re-imagine the dismissed or discrete.   
       
     
  Across water, over land
       
     
  Victory in black
       
     
  Awning
       
     
  Hound
       
     
  Slow dive
       
     
  Fort
       
     
  Turf
       
     
  Reign
       
     
  Dominion     Latitudes.  Memory and how we mentally arrange what we have experienced imbues the series ‘Latitudes’ where the banality and ubiquity of the ‘snapshot’ is dissected and suspended. The stasis of the photographic medium echoes the environment where the artificial idyll is held in a parched alien stillness. The locations and subjects allow the viewer little of traditional insight. The architecture and foliage represents a shallow history and a lack of geographical specificity. There is a feeling that though equatorial, this could be anywhere, the peach tinted 'ideal' haven.    As a retoucher creating perfection is a common task. Here however, rather than working with a person or a commodity, the banal is made flawless. The lens is turned to the photographer's own world, the images then subtly altered, smoothed; the horizon moved to exaggerate the compositional division and the simple drama of the subject.  Each image is a composite of multiple photos, merging together carefully to incite a new realm. The viewer is manipulated, familiarity manufactured and desire created, a quest to re-imagine the dismissed or discrete.   
       
     

Dominion

Latitudes. Memory and how we mentally arrange what we have experienced imbues the series ‘Latitudes’ where the banality and ubiquity of the ‘snapshot’ is dissected and suspended. The stasis of the photographic medium echoes the environment where the artificial idyll is held in a parched alien stillness. The locations and subjects allow the viewer little of traditional insight. The architecture and foliage represents a shallow history and a lack of geographical specificity. There is a feeling that though equatorial, this could be anywhere, the peach tinted 'ideal' haven.

As a retoucher creating perfection is a common task. Here however, rather than working with a person or a commodity, the banal is made flawless. The lens is turned to the photographer's own world, the images then subtly altered, smoothed; the horizon moved to exaggerate the compositional division and the simple drama of the subject. Each image is a composite of multiple photos, merging together carefully to incite a new realm. The viewer is manipulated, familiarity manufactured and desire created, a quest to re-imagine the dismissed or discrete.

 

  Across water, over land
       
     

Across water, over land

  Victory in black
       
     

Victory in black

  Awning
       
     

Awning

  Hound
       
     

Hound

  Slow dive
       
     

Slow dive

  Fort
       
     

Fort

  Turf
       
     

Turf

  Reign
       
     

Reign