I am an Australian Environmental Photographic Artist who explores concurrent and intersecting themes of environment and National Identity. This book shows the two distinct styles of my photography and explores a range of personal moods that sit between the contrasting elements and ideas of Light and Dark.
I relate my attraction to any subject matter to my immediate subconscious personal state theorising that this attraction is the result of a natural affinity I have with the current mood of the environment and the specific subject I have identified.
As such, this photographic book categorises the images it displays in terms of 'mood' rather than photographic imagery type. Continuing the theme, the book has 'two front covers' - a Dark Side and a Light Side* and as in photography itself, both can be seen as entry points for exploration.
*Consequently the 'second half' of the book as seen on Blurb (the 'Dark' section) is upside down. In a physical version you would simply flip the book. To see images from the 'Dark' section of the book, right side up, please visit www.artischrisgillard.com or email me / comment directly.