"Construct" 9/10 (2017)
"Construct" 9/10 (2017)
Limited Edition Photographic Fine Art Print
Paper: Canson Infinity Rag Photographique
Construct is a series of detailed aerial landscape photography above the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia industrial environment. As I looked down from above, I began to focus on the repetition, patterns, form, structure and organisation of different industries. From the air, there is always something to see, learn and understand. I’ve always been interested in what creates employment opportunities, particularly in the building, shipping and automotive industries. With atomisation technologies becoming more prevalent in certain areas of logistic based operations, I wanted to take an elevated screenshot of what our landscape looks before it begins to change once again. I was interested in the space that big business & corporations occupy and how they use it for their and our own perpetual good, or evil? Through this series I want the viewer to reconnect with the demand on our planet and the human effort behind our every desire.
Transit - From above you can’t grasp the full impact on what’s going on right in front of you. Directly after the previous image was taken, I was presented with a full storage yard for what seem to be dirty vehicles. Even though they're mostly white, it makes me wonder how many of these cars haven’t been purchased yet, and will only be painted once the customer chooses their favourite colour when they order it online for example.
This type of automation made me realise how products can be developed to a more tailor made standard. Let’s face it, you’re not going to buy something you don’t want. The uniformity holds these homeless cars together as I gazed out the seat of my helicopter as I so ironically bolt through the atmosphere. I too was contributing to the same dirty habits of air travel. A human trait and desire is that we want more, more food & drink, more money, more holidays, the list goes on. Methods and process are formed and then put into practice that has proven to work, and thus an industry is born.
The truth is that the current effect on the earth is what occurred in the late 70's, there is so much for us to see from the 80s, 90s, 2000s, 10s and now that we are on the brink of the 20s, it's quite scary how the world will look by the time you finish reading this sentence.
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