“Human activity is causing the extinction of animal, plant and microbial organisms at rates that may well eliminate one-fourth species on Earth within the next 50 years.” Encyclopedia of Occupational Health and Safety, 2011.
‘The Anthropocene Era’ is the visual diary of an explorer and scientist, journeying through a changed world. Around 80 years from now, ecological destruction, caused by mankind’s impact upon the earth, has caused irrevocable climate change and mass extinctions.
Animal species have declined at an alarming rate, eventually dying out altogether. However, due to ecological divergence, many plant species have managed to adapt and survive.
The scientist has travelled to the far reaches of the country, traversing a bleak and desolate landscape. She is finding and documenting new flora, in the hope this will save a dying world. The mutations of plant species could hold the key to resurrecting animal life, and saving humanity.
Her visual diary, seen here, conveys the abandonment and destruction of traditional industries and wildlife.
This ongoing project looks to investigates body language and facial expressions in those who think they are unobserved. Chance encounters with strangers are rarely imprinted on the conscious mind - the work was born out of an instinct to try and preserve these encounters through the photographic medium. The voyeuristic element in the work is transposed by the lack of awareness running through the subject. Drawing with light enables the instant capture of such a fleeting moment; a strangers's gaze, or the temporary pose of a family member.
2084 explores the emerging genre of fictive documentary, questioning the nature of the real through a constructed narrative. Working from environmental projections, the series envisions a near future where human intervention has resulted in total animal extinction. Mirroring established traditions in the literary and cinematic worlds, 2084 aims to utilise the photographic medium to enhance awareness of the impact ecological destruction is wreaking on the planet.
Odyssey - India
A project exploring the connotations of photographic appropriation, and issues of consent when utilising found imagery. By removing the faces in the photographs, their unknown subjects retain their privacy.