Great to receive my copy of Sight Unseen this week, a publication made to accompany an exhibition at the RCA.
This is an image of a 3D collage from the Dissecting the West series inspired by the expedition surveys of 19th century pioneers, Russian Constructivism and the Panopticon.
I’ve just started a new residency project with 33 Officina Creativa (33OC) in Toffia, a quiet medieval hilltop village in the Commune of Sabina, outside Rome. As expected, it’s very beautiful and very hot in the middle of August so lots of photos early in the morning or in the evening so not to be roasted alive.
Really pleased to get the first bit of international publicity for the project particularly as Landscape Stories are doing such good work bringing together photographers from around the globe and to present their work to a wider audience.
I went to dinner last week with Standard Poodle groomers and dog show exhibitors Lisa and Bob Northup. Another back yard with a view to die for, this time with dogs and horses as well as the mountains to admire.
Nick family have been in the area so long, the small town of Farisita is named after his family. They still own huge swathes of land including W hill that overlooks the town and are involved in real estate brokerage and cattle ranching. However, Nick’s passion is the environment and he has set up ‘Race to Save the Planet’, an educational institution, initiating green programs and teaching people about recycyling and how to live more in tune with nature.
Aerial photographer John Wark kindly took me up for an aerial tour of the county last week in his two-seater A-1 Husky plane. http://www.johnwark.com