Enceinte (ahn-sant) describes the defensive enclosure of a fortification. For a castle this might be the defensive towers and walls. For a city, its gatehouses and ramparts. Enceinte can also mean pregnant. I thought it a fitting title for an image that approaches the nascent instinct to make orderly that which is wild.
This series of un-manipulated photographs began as an enquiry into medieval European history, with reference to the Peace of Westphalia and the emergence of the Westphalian State System after the calamity of the 30 years war. As I researched the establishment of early European consensus networks the project developed into a broader exploration of the human propensity to organise and boundary.
This work aims to explore the primitive aspiration to carve habitable order out of chaos. The drive toward dominion that spanned millennia prior to the modern era and continues today.
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This series received a Neutral Density (ND) Award in 2021.
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This series received a Fine Art Photography (FAPA) Award Nomination in 2022.
A C-Type (Chromagenic print) is a traditional photographic print where the paper is exposed using lasers projecting a digital image on to the paper rather than a bulb shining light through a negative. The paper is then processed in the traditional way using photographic developer, followed by a bleach fix and wash to remove the chemicals from the paper. The result is a colour photograph of the highest quality.
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