Canning River Lost in Suburbia is a collection of 41 contemporary photographs in a 52 page publication. The photographs were made around the Kent Street Weir within Perth’s Canning River Regional Park.
During 2011, I used my old Yashica 124G twin lens film camera to make daily images of the parkland. Sometimes I went back to a location with my large format field camera.
My medium of choice was black and white film, preferring to avoid colour. I was after simplicity and the freedom it affords. Nearly all the images were made with this robust, standard lens camera.
The black and white allowed me to concentrate on forms, textures, and shapes within the park. I was not trying to find a “wow” image with the hallmarks of an advertisement. I wanted to avoid the distraction of colour and all it symbolises with its potential for idealising or embellishing.
The area photographed spanned about 2 km of river. To this day I continue to make images of the parkland and river, as part of an ongoing project in recording its environment.
- 41 images
- Landscape photography around Canning River Regional Park
- softcover and hardcover 52pp
- Stormlight Publishing 2013