ISBN: 978-0-9924101-3-1 (Hard Cover with Jacket). 'Five' explores the power of ambiguity, minimalism and ‘the frame’ in photography.
The series of images was produced in various locations across Perth and Fremantle in Western Australia.
In contrast to urban exploration, which is often adrenaline-fuelled, my work is a formalised process that is much more about absorbing, reading and activating spaces that have somehow been disconnected from general society.
Typically I deliberately enter spaces blind, only with a vague idea of what I am about to encounter. Any ambiguity in the resultant images should enable a new, personalised reading by someone who then views the work. Essentially replicating my original experience.
The traces of normal human activities that occurred within these confines are ultimately what I found compelling.
What or who is not there? What can’t we quite see? How do we overcome the helplessness of not being able to ground an image in a time line?
The images are an attempt to exploit this helplessness and the illusion of reality to create a more visceral, rather than intellectual, response to images.