I’ve always seen myself as a creative pragmatist. Open to new ideas as long as they are grounded in practicality. I like real things for what they are, plain and simple and not intellectualised. Given this you can imagine that my out of comfort zone button is being pressed big time when being asked to consider a photographic assignment that asks you to look at a landscape context in a distinctively contemporary way. This is not the place for drop dead gorgeous natural beauty in a chocolate box sort of way.
We’ve been encouraged to explore contemporary photographic artists like Lawrence Aberthart, Peter Black, Robin Morrison, Stephen Shore, Joel Meyerowitz and Bill Owen to name a few. This is new creative territory for me and even when I look at the work of these acclaimed photographers I’ve been left wondering how on earth I find my own contemporary spin.
After starting and abandoning at least three creative concepts I finally found solace in a local house relocators yard. There is still much to be done to finish my shooting and edit to a final portfolio. Here’s a sneak peak of one of the photographs I took on my reconnaissance visit. A touch of retro domesticity.