"In 2006 the city of Moab, Utah was in the midst of a construction boom. As a photographer I am interested in the dynamic interaction of the environment and the people who use it. I don't edit out the presence of humanity with the aim of revealing a pristine (but false) image of nature. Rather I wish to present to you the viewer the juxtaposition of local landscape and the changes that people make to it. Some of the changes are permanent but many of the intermediate stages are ephemeral, here for a short time before being incorporated or transformed."
This work was first shown in July 2006. The original edition of ten 10"x10" inkjet prints was limited to one of each image. This book contains additional photographs not shown in the original exhibition.
Images from "Recent Developments" can be seen outside the Council Chambers at Moab City Hall, 217 East Center Street, Moab, Utah.
"My Business, Your Business" is in a private collection.
14 full-color photographs.
First Edition © 2009
Brian Parkin is a photographer and owner of Moab Art Works of Utah. After graduating BSc Chemistry from the University of Reading he taught high school sciences in England and Belgium, edited schoolbooks for Oxford University Press, and moved to San Francisco in 1991. He studied at the Academy of Art University graduating MFA in 1996, assisted in commercial studios and on location, and scouted locations where his specialty was California's Mojave desert.
BARRIERS TO ENTRY Published March 07, 2009