Ryan Ponsford: Ocean

MARS Gallery,  Melbourne, 2016.

“‘Ocean’ is a series of wet plate collodion positives, depicting objects and remains that have washed up in the intertidal zone of the beaches of my adolescence. The series explores notions of time, memory and the concepts of performance and environmental encounter as artwork.

The series involves returning to beaches that were vital to my youth and collecting and photographing found objects. The images consider my environmental concerns and our relationship with the ocean. Dead seals, fish and crustaceans are suggestive of the impending environmental tragedy caused by overfishing, polluting and accelerated global warming…”*

* text source

camera: lx100


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