2: Landscape as Journey 5: Resolution 6: Transitions Inspiration

Ian Brown

Walking and mapping are also central to Ian Brown’s series Walking the Land (2007).

Exhibition images

In this collection of 10 images, Brown digitally layered a large number of sets of photographs, each set made on different walks. The resulting images resemble abstract impressionist paintings and provide a peculiar overview of the journey and the terrain Brown travelled through. The final images rendered by the layering technique are limited in terms of their actual pictorial detail, yet manage to convey a sense of the particular topography of each landscape.This process is akin to a method of mapping the particular route Brown walked.

An interesting aspect of Walking the Land is that some of Brown’s walks were made a considerable time ago, before he had access to a film scanner and Photoshop.

Source Jesse Alexander 2013 p68.

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