Enroute from Sydney to Canberra are a diverse range of farming landscapes. On a recent trip I saw a paddock being cut for silage (which is a form of hay baling). I pulled over and chatted to the guy on the tractor. He was happy to have me shoot on the property and has since let me know about a fw other spots in the area to shoot.
For this particular shot my initial visits were frustrated by errant clouds, technical issues and hazey conditions. after my fourt attempt I got this shot.
This image is part of a series that that I have been working towards for several years.
During my Masters degree I was reading works by environmental author David Suzuki. He has ideas about small communities that resonated with me.
I was trying to find a way to illustrate these ideas of working, living, growing food and learning within a small geographical area. In a way it is a positive insularity.
After much trial and error I combined several existing techniques to create an original photographic approach that captures in amazing detail and clarity a panorama into a circular image. I call these images CircPan (circular panorama).
The images have the look of an aerial photograph, in this case shot from a high tripod. They are a unique approach to landscape photography.
The image is printed on archival paper with pigment inks, embossed with my seal and posted rolled in a tube.
There are several framing options, a classic black or white timber frame, or a simple pale natural timber.