In this series I’m exploring the now.
A pervasive feeling that whether it’s ecological collapse, the rise of the far-right, Trump and Brexit, or the Coronavirus,
we are Living in the End Times.
These photographs aim to describe complex systems, interconnectedness, a lack of control or capacity to
change things and an all encompassing dread for the future.
A kind of anti-Instagram aesthetic of interrelated photographs across a long series more akin to a photobook. A conscious return to the photoessay including images that are ambiguous and (hopefully) challenging. A desire to tell a story that is happening off camera and over millennia, both past and future. The long view of the now, a break in the deluge of contextless images.
The titles play a major part. I’ve been collecting poems, phrases and statements for months often having the words before making the photographs. The text and images flow into each other, amplifying the narrative and creating the project’s feel.
I want the photographs to be unsettling, just like the zeitgeist.
Enjoy. Or not.