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.  

 
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Highway
Highway

Highway (detail 1)
Highway (detail 1)

Highway (detail 2)
Highway (detail 2)

Highway
Highway

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Highway (2009)

archival digital pigment print

 

 

 

 

 
Migration
Migration

Migration (detail 1)
Migration (detail 1)

Migration (detail 2)
Migration (detail 2)

Migration
Migration

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Migration (2009)

archival digital pigment print

 

 

 

 

 
Cablecar
Cablecar

Cablecar (detail 1)
Cablecar (detail 1)

Cablecar (detail 3)
Cablecar (detail 3)

Cablecar
Cablecar

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Cablecar (2008)

archival digital pigment print

 

 

 

 

 
Tornado
Tornado

Tornado (detail 1)
Tornado (detail 1)

Tornado (detail 2)
Tornado (detail 2)

Tornado
Tornado

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Tornado (2008)

archival digital pigment print

 

 

 

 

 
Halcyon
Halcyon

Halcyon (detail 3)
Halcyon (detail 3)

Halcyon (detail 2)
Halcyon (detail 2)

Halcyon
Halcyon

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Halcyon (2008)

archival digital pigment print

 

 

 

 

 
Rains Mine
Rains Mine

Rains Mine (detail 1)
Rains Mine (detail 1)

Rains Mine
Rains Mine

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Rains Mine (2009)

archival digital pigment print