Beauty spots

This series was inspired by a succession of walks that I took in and around local areas of ‘natural beauty’.  During my walks, I started making pinhole photographs of the landscape around me.  The resulting images were soft, abstract and ethereal.  They create a general sense of a place while giving away no specific details.

After creating these representations of the ‘natural world’, I then set about defacing them.  I damaged and disfigured my photographs by treating them as rubbish.  The results do not make for comfortable viewing.  Not just because of aesthetics but also, as a function of their uncertain/transitional status.  Are these images photographs or are they rubbish?

Ultimately, this series reflects my own feelings about how the ‘natural environment’ is being treated.