Canning River Photographs – Dissociation Exhibition
Dissociation is a record of the 28 Canning River Regional Park images which were included in my exhibition held at Heathcote Gallery, Perth, 2015.
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.