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black pool

by James Elliott Dixon

What we know as landscape is only sustained through our own short term actions. The inertia created by this activity, in the face of inevitable entropy, maintains a world of sustained transition. Photography is unique in its ability to highlight this dynamic stasis, allowing us to pause and consider this contradiction outside of time. 
The scenes Dixon presents highlight this dichotomy. Apparently banal, unburdened by object or subject, yet rendered with the almost supernatural reality of an 8”x10” field camera, they provoke a revaluation of the common and promote the defamiliarisation of everyday experience.