The book Dissociation documents the images contained within the exhibition at Heathcote Gallery. The images explore landscape details within the Canning River Regional Park. Dissociation is available online as a print on demand hardcover publication.
Elliot Erwitt is quoted as saying “To me photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place. Ive found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.”
It is this notion of discovery and working locally that really piqued my interest. It had taken several years of gestation, but a photographic project had literally arrived at my doorstep.
I resolved to photograph the river woodlands and wetlands as it presented to me, regardless of weeds and other evidence of degradation. The photographs contain both the parkland’s beauty and its decline. The abstraction of black and white is ideal for drawing attention to textures, shapes and composition.