Relentless Melt



        Relentless Melt is his response to the exhibitions theme, ‘Hinterland’. The title was inspired from a quote by writer and filmmaker, Susan Sontag. “All photographs are memento mori. To take a photograph is to participate in another person’s (or thing’s) mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time’s relentless melt.”

The word Hinterland is of German origin meaning ‘the land behind’. It is an area that is hidden, unknown or untouched, where life begins and ends. The places in his images were found accidently, far from paths and trails. Hidden in forests and behind overgrowth is evidence of life once existing, time passed and land forgotten. It is now Hinterland.

However, from the decay springs life. The grass grows, flowers bud, larvae hatches and nature carries on, erasing everything in her path. His stark, forensic images are a testament to the infinite cycle of times relentless melt.