Terra:extra can be described as a series of Unnatural Landscapes or even Landscaped Imaginations. With a nod to Antonioni's "Blow Up", I transform the fringes and banal corners of my images with exaggerated enlargement, tone and colour, aiming to deconstruct and subvert some of the classic notions of photographic reality. The pixelated textures, the noise and distortion all create a heightened/brut effect far from purism, far from current Photoshop compositing technique and nostalgic picture treatments: I call it databending with intentionality. Somewhere between micro and macro views of one world and the creation of another, these visions and enigmas are places that simultaneously do and don't exist in time, like some newly discovered islands mapped from a wandering sailor’s memory. And as that itinerant artist, this is how I experience the world - as an ongoing conversation between detail and context, between the inner world and the outer, between description and invention.
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