This collection of documentary photography
and illustration spans over five years through places I visited and lived.
Through varying landscapes across the circumference of Australia, then western
Canada and its islands, and North America; from the far south of the
Mississippi river, right up to the northerly regions of Alaska. And then also
England, around the areas where I grew up. In these countries I have encountered many of
their diverse landscapes, through cities, towns and rural areas. Either just by
passing through, but then occasionally settling for short stints of time. Throughout these periods, I recorded information, making my own
interpretations of these landscapes and the people that live in them.
Through journals came writing and drawings.
Collecting stories and quotes from the people I met. From reading I
gathered facts and information in books, local newspapers, guides and museums.
I drew pictures of the different scenery, making sketches of natural landscapes,
cities and towns; drawing the segments of their streets, buildings and the
The photos are shot on 35mm film. Sometimes they
present large-scale scenic views, but mostly they show snippets and modest compositions within
these landscapes. I photographed mainly where I observed some kind of spectacle
or curiosity in the details of these surroundings.
Altogether the collection forms a narrative.
Pieced together by fragments, it threads
and weaves its way through experiences and encounters of different people and
places. And the record ultimately forms a portrait that is both part
documentary and storytelling.
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