Hinterlands, series no. 1

(n.) Hinterlands:  the often uncharted areas beyond a coastal district. 

Color negative film originals with a rangebound print edition, the work is a survey of man’s relationship with the considerable coastal landscape of the Great Lakes. The waters appear restrained with the regressive light of the fifth season. The winds seem a little stale. Backroad and blue highway abstractions readily greet the traveler. The beaches seem irregular and shaded with the tinted layer of the oddment visitor. The landscape seems a remnant of its former self, from its once thriving boreal forests, fields and fens, beaches and banks, rivers and lakes; today the landscape is plump with concrete, blacktop, and a canopy made of brick and mortar, wood and glass, and the hardened steel of man's enterprise from the once thriving industrial revolution; a new landscape is emerging inside the rusted belt of these North American coastal districts. This is the Hinterlands.



CAMERA + LENS: Mamiya 6 MFR camera + 50mm f4.0-22 lens plus a Pentax 67ii MF + 90mm f4.5-22 lens

FILM: Kodak Ektar ISO100 C41 12o mm film stock + Kodak Portra ISO 160 & 400 C41 120mm film stock


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*Note: Hinterlands, Series No. 1 is a new unpublished work in progress. Private print collector inquiries are welcome.