OUT WEST REVISITED: THROUGH THE LENS OF GOOGLE EARTH
A BlackFlash Magazine Feature – 32(2)
I was invited to re-interpret my Out West project for Black Flash. I thought it would be interesting to situate images from the project in the wider environment they were taken. To play on the idea of the decisive moment, on framing and changes in a place overtime.
“As John Berger writes in Ways of Seeing “every time we look at a photograph, we are aware, however slightly, of the photographer selecting that sight from an infinity of other possible sights”. To meditate upon Berger’s sentiment, five images from Out West have been paired with Google street view images from the same spaces. The accompanying Google’s street view images, with their banal and unintentional aesthetic, will allow the viewer to view these spaces through a lens other than my own and to gaze upon a particular way of seeing of these mundane rural spaces.”
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