WHEN : 2 April – 1 May 2011
WHERE : The Queensland Centre for Photography (QCP)
Each series of photographs relates to the other in its depiction and representation of isolation, loneliness, beauty and tragedy. I have taken my inspiration from the folk tales and the landscape of the areas photographed. I am particularly interested in the effect that landscape can have on human endeavour, specifically the misplaced confidence that Europeans have had in their ability to tame a wild and unfamiliar landscape such as Australia’s. This over confidence often influenced human behaviour towards feats of achievement or tragedy. The title of the show alludes to the lack of human beings in the photographs as well as the sense of being left alone in an unfamiliar landscape.