Photogrid Landscape Works
In these works I take individual images of the parts of a scene and place them together creating the whole scene. My original idea was around recreating with a 35mm camera the detail that can be found in an image taken by an 8X10 large format camera. To do this I used one roll of film which equates to the same area of film used in a large format camera. Taking into account the focal length of the lens I use, the image has the same focal length as a fisheye lens.
There is an element of chance in these images, as sometimes they match up and sometimes they don't. This can both add and detract from the overall image.
I started to explore this idea while working on a cruise ship in Alaska. I began to develop it further and refine my technique while working as a guide on the "Milford Track" in Fiordland. One of the greatest buzzes I have gotten from these works was when I observed two women interacting with an image in the "Young Contemporaries Exhibition" 2002 in Invercargill, Southland. One woman recognized the location, confirmed it by reading the name of the work and proceeded tell her friend about her experiences walking the track. It was nice to know my work had been the catalyst for that conversation and I'd like to think her friend thought about walking, or even walked the track as a result.
Some of these works are available for sale. Use the "Contact Rob" page if you are interested. Commissions are welcomed.
Unframed: $500 Size: 1000mmx700mm
Framed: To be advised Size: 1170mmx900mm
Info about the works/ framing details:
Each work is produced as a one off. The individual images are mounted onto archival drawing paper with archival photo mounts, the work is then free floated with a spacer in a simple deep black frame. The digital drawing images are yet to be treated in this way, however, one has been exhibited as a photo installation in "CATA Exhibition" 2010 where it was stuck directly onto the wall using black pins.