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Created during an exploration of European alpine regions in 2019, a walk in the mountains is an exercise in observation.

In an era of social media and the fetishisation of environmental spaces such as the Swiss Alps, this body of work serves to challenge and acknowledge the way we imprint our expectations on the natural world. By utilising lensless photography for the majority of the project, this methodology allows for an interpretation of landscapes as they exist unfiltered through perspective or consequence.

“One forgets that there are environments which do not respond to the flick of a switch or the twist of a dial, and which have their own rhythms and orders of existence. Mountains correct this amnesia. By speaking of greater forces than we can possibly invoke, and by confronting us with greater spans of time than we can possibly envisage, mountains refute our excessive trust in the man-made. They pose profound questions about our durability and the importance of our schemes. They induce, I suppose, a modesty in us.”

 

- Robert MacFarlane, Mountains of the Mind

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