A photography web series
In 2019 I travelled to eight unique locations in North America to profile photographers that specialize in these regions. From the bayous of South Louisiana to the mountains of Northern California, the granite barrens of Georgian Bay, the underwater limestone of central Florida and the steel and glass of New York City, we explored what makes these chosen environments so special, the challenges and rewards of working there, and touched on how they are affected by climate change and other symptoms of the Anthropocene - the age of Man.
Commissioned by photography site The Luminous Landscape these eight short films were first published in 2019 and 2020 and are now collected here in new 4K* versions for your viewing pleasure.
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JENNIFER ADLER: UNDERWATER FLORIDA
The thousands of freshwater springs in north-central Florida provide an opportunity to document a hidden world. Renowned diver and photojournalist Jennifer Adler takes us beneath the surface to see this rapidly changing ecosystem. Our first underwater film!
JAMES MAHER: STREETS OF NEW YORK
This is New York. A city of dreams and contradictions. This is November 2019, just before COVID would change everything once again. Street photographer James Maher takes us through his city and explores his relationship with it, and with the ethics of his craft.
MICHELE SONS: APPALACHIAN DREAMS
Michele Sons captures the misty, dreamy atmosphere of Appalachia. She takes us to the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee as the autumn colours give way to winter. This was a wonderful trip.
JUSTIN KELLY: THE VANISHING DESERTS OF NEVADA
Las Vegas native Justin Kelly documents the deserts around Sin City, as the wilderness gives way to the spread of America's fastest growing urban area. Inspired by some of my favourite neo-westerns, this one is presented in black and white.
SEAN TAMBLYN: GEORGIAN BAY BY KAYAK
Rock. Water. Trees. This is Georgian Bay's Granite Coast, the largest freshwater archipelago in the world. Sean Tamblyn spends weeks at a time travelling solo, living out of his kayak, documenting the history and wildlife of Georgian Bay in a way that nobody else can.
CHARLOTTE GIBB: INTIMATE YOSEMITE
Yosemite National Park is home to some of the world's great grand vistas, but Charlotte Gibb focuses on the smaller things. As forest fires and over-tourism change the park, she wonders about the relationship between humans and nature.
CHARLES MARTIN: BEAUTY ON THE BAYOU
Charles Martin, born into a Cajun tobacco farming family, gave up hunting for photography and now explores the back swamps of southern Louisiana with a camera. He takes us into Lake Maurepas, where the shorelines are disappearing to rising water levels.
JEREMIAH BARBER: UTAH SLOT CANYON
As soon as I arrived in this southern Utah area I thought of 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,' which was filmed here. Jeremiah Barber takes us up a river of fast moving snow melt into a slot canyon, where the light creates a magical glow.