Introducing Vectoring, the latest chapter in my journey, using photography, to deconstruct the landscape.
Photography is a 'dirty art', it captures all the noise and debris of life without caring what it divulges and who it embarrasses.
For this project, I investigated various processes and filters that would enable me to cleanse and control the contents of the image, whilst maintaining its strength. Colour skewing is commonly used in photography to mask extraneous detail, but in this case I wanted to find a way of removing that detail rather than covering it up.
To this end Vectoring was an ideal tool. Vector mapping uses a mesh - a network of data points - to map various objects and terrains, allowing this information to be further used for creating 3D maps and renderings. For my Vectors project, I concentrated on the first part of this process, applying the mesh to my photographs and manipulating it to create a very controlled and abstracted view of the landscape.
Another take on the new normal we are living, reflecting our inability to fully see or understand the detail of our situation.
For The Deconstructed Lake, I used photographic deconstruction to communicate a new narrative for the now quiet landscape. The final images mirror the isolation we are currently experiencing in our daily lives. These isolation-landscapes are constructed images intended to represent the new normal - an environment that is simultaneously familiar and unfamiliar.
Pop-up Gallery at Bermuda Lake (26th - 28th June 2020)
I would like to thank all those that attended my pop-up exhibition at Bermuda Lake. It was my first gallery and I learned so much. I feel humbled and also encouraged by the very positive feedback from the people who talked to me. Thank You.
Post my exhibition I intend to complete this portfolio (at least for the time being) by creating a 'zine' - including my photographs, feedback from my conversations and quotes from my postcards.