” I have been photographing the bush around my home for over 40 years, always looking for new ways to engage with its arbitrary and indiscriminate manifestations.
For this series of photographs I built an ultra large format camera to make wetplate collodion images on glass plates.
The complex process of making each plate balances a very considered and meticulous preparation with the serendipity of the moment and the material.
In these images the bush becomes a stage. The backdrop isolates, reveals, conceals and juxtaposes to create a formal visual tension with the surrounding random chaos.”