God's Country
God's Country

Most of this series I have photographed while alone. I always choose to travel early in the morning looking for scenes that have the atmosphere I intuitively crave. I find the feeling of melancholy and longing very familiar and I make work that satisfies this. I make quiet pictures which reveal the scene as familiar and yet strange. As if you are looking beneath the scene you are seeing. This is often heightened by the uncomfortable feeling I feel in vast landscapes. A sinister feeling arises when I realise that the American wilderness does not exist in my landscapes. It does not exist in my man altered landscapes. Big business like the food and pharmaceutical industries have shaped this landscape. This beautiful land must be God’s Country.