EDGELANDS - a series of 34 colour photographic print-works. w660mm x h530mm

 

Land is more than physical landscape and essential environment. It has a symbolic importance. It has value, landscape and its embedded human property is physical, emotional, intellectual, and even spiritual.

 

The “Edgelands” are a kind of wasteland, an interface between natural and synthetic. These areas are neglected, often forgotten landscapes, considered unusable, overlooked, undefined and unattractive.

 

Photographing over an extended period in the East Midlands England – transport conduits, abandoned industrial sites, reconstructed landscapes and partitioned urban tracts form the source material for a set of images. 

 

The underlying strength of the work comes from its engagement with basic human issues of our position in the landscape – where and how we belong.

 

The digital image is observational, more akin to record-making whilst the pinhole image is reactive, interpretive, and expressive. The digital camera produces images that are more controlled and ‘composed’ – they are in the tradition of topographic survey and contrast significantly with the pinhole images.

 

The finished prints are composed of images grouped in 2, 3 or 4 (captioned with exact GPS references) – and ask us to question our response and judgment of the physical landscape and our aesthetic understanding of it.

 

(Only pinhole images represented - for complete Edgelands portfolio LIMN  http://www.limn.mn

 

© Paul Harrison / Nick Dunmur 2010


 

EDGELANDS

Annesley Colilery Site

Nottinghamshire UK

EDGELANDS 

Calverton Colilery Site

Nottinghamshire UK

EDGELANDS

Clifton Bridge

Nottinghamshire UK

EDGELANDS

Calverton War Memorial

Nottinghamshire UK

EDGELANDS

Colwick Daleside Road

Nottinghamshire UK

EDGELANDS

Barton in Fabis

Nottinghamshire UK

EDGELANDS

Colwick 2

Nottinghamshire UK

EDGELANDS

Colwick 3

Nottinghamshire UK

EDGELANDS

Dover Beck 3

Nottinghamshire UK

EDGELANDS

Dover Beck 4

Nottinghamshire UK

EDGELANDS

Hucknall 2

Nottinghamshire UK

EDGELANDS

Linby 2

Nottinghamshire UK

EDGELANDS

Triumph Road 2

Nottingham UK

EDGELANDS

Long Eaton 2

Nottinghamshire UK

EDGELANDS

Triumph Road 1

Nottingham UK

w660mm x h530mm

© Paul Harrison/Nick Dunmur