BORDERLANDS (2008–2009)

After acquiring a collection of the travel journals Arizona Highways and New Mexico Magazine, dating from the 50s to the 70s, I became interested in how the representation of a place might shape a ‘direct’ experience of it. The effects of obsolete print technology – especially the lack of depth and flat, oversaturated colours – made the images seem even more idealised and the places even more remote. I visited the locations to rephotograph them and see how my photographs could interact with fragments taken from the source material to create alternatively unreal environments.  

 

 

Highway (2009)

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Migration (2009)

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Cablecar (2008)

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Tornado (2008)

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Halcyon (2008)

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Rains Mine (2009)

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