Robert Ashton – Bush Theatre

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Robert Ashton – Bush Theatre


” 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.”

Shadow Box 2 - 400 x 500mm photo gravure 2020