a walk in the mountains.

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

Utilising antiquated pinhole photography alongside traditional film and digital mediums, this body of work challenges the ways in which we imprint our expectations on the natural world. In an era of social media and the fetishisation of environmental spaces such as the Swiss Alps, this methodology allows for the interpretation of landscapes as they are, 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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