Work: 4 News From Nowhere
These photographs depict a journey through an alternate English landscape. Composited from several exposures they present idealised views similar to computer generated architectural visuals with features being repeated such as the same sky used in all the images. Many of the works contain formal and intellectual elements from Romanticism.
The terrain featured is dominated by man-made structures whilst natural features have been manipulated to suit human needs. In many ways these are contrived places; familiar yet somehow different, somewhere but at the same time nowhere.
The work is realised as photographic prints, an artist's book and limited edition postcards creating a participatory element; the audience is invited to take part in the artist's journey by becoming recipients of the postcards.
News From Nowhere exhibited at The Catlin Art Prize 2011, 5th Anniversary Exhibition