Encounters pre-sale (comes with a 8x10 inch signed print)
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Encounters is my new project that situates itself in Victorian High Plains. Like many mountain ranges, the region entices curiosity and adventure, a land where seasonal trends work in conjunction with seasonal activities, and the cycle, until recently, remained uninterrupted, the 2019 bushfires evidence of this.
My approach began with photographic investigations, a land previously observed from a close distance and one I assumed knowledge of. I set out on monthly multiday treks that spanned two- years. My assignment was to capture the landscape's seasonal transformation.
In the early phases of this project, my trajectory quickly changed; in field-work, reading the environment through a Eurocentric seasonal calendar proved ineffective, and the encounters with the macro and micro-environment exposed a new unseen landscape. Weather conditions, previously assumed, shifted without notice, and the changing transformation presented a unique environment of uncertainty and fragility.
What began with an investigation into ecology and geology quickly became self-reflective;
This publication, two years in the making presents the findings from the project, each describing a macro or micro encounter of the environment, and as a complete volume, the climatic anomalies taking place within the diverse landscape.
The book will be printed in Japan by Master Printers. My largest publication to date, 80 pages in length, consisting of a selection of fine Japanese papers, and co-designed with the extremely talented Japanese designer Goshi Uhira.
All pre-orders will receive a 8x10 inch fine are print, signed on verso.
For shipping outside of Australia, please email for a quote
The expected delivery of the book is in February.
Published by acb press
Printed in Japan
Design: Goshi Uhira, Rohan Hutchinson
Photography: Rohan Hutchinson
Cover: Softcover, Coptic bound with Obi
Size: 22.3cm x 29.7cm
Special edition 1-20