Diagenesis

This series examines elements of the environment in and around Exmoor; an incredibly beautiful and dramatic landscape that has been subject to human influence for many thousands of years. 

In order to create the images for Diagenesis, I made a series of conventional photographic prints and then folded them into complex three-dimensional forms via an intricate studio-based process.  The folds exert an unnatural level of control over the scene, contorting it and re-shaping it, until it becomes something else entirely.  The folded objects represent human interventions on the environment.  But by returning the forms to the landscape, they are subjected to unpredictable natural forces and that human control is inevitably diminished. 

Ultimately, Diagenesis explores the relationship between humans and the environment, using myself as both a metaphor and a catalyst.