Landscape photography is often an effort made to dominate it. Wrestle nature into our tiny light tight boxes equipped with filters and digital gadgetry in order to visually translate what we may see or envision. The brutality of it, the life/death cycle is under-reported in terms of this genre and certainly is not populariised . By using the ring flash - a difficult light to control and get right - and applying it to the landscape I let camera and light fight it out in nature and see what came about in the mix.
The result is images which are brutal in the conventional belief of photographic lighting and exposure within the landscape genre. However this collision of light/exposure/subject throws up questions for the need, the obsession to control and perfect the images we seek and how, perhaps, our obsession with process infringes on the freedom of creative being.