Art Locative 2003-2008
by Adam Whaley
About the Book
I visited the majority of the places represented here on a business trip. Business related travel is a very odd way to see the world. Most of the time you are only able to see the place you are visiting very early in the morning or after the sun has gone down, hence the large number of night shots in this collection. In addition, most of the photographs taken outside of the United States were executed under the deep psychedelic effects of hardcore jetlag and sleep deprivation. This certainly has to have an effect on the end result.
The title of the book is a reference to "Spook Country" by William Gibson in which he describes a new form of art that is literally embedded into the virtual GPS data. A kind of locative art. To me this collection is something similar - taking the experience of changing locations and trying to make it an artistic experience. I hope you enjoy it.