This series of images, taken in both Australia and the UK, is essentially a dialogue between myself and locations I've visited a number of times. However, due to a combination of different natural and man-made elements, at the time of my visit I discovered an unfamiliar air about them these places were not how I imagined. These new and transient realities meant my relationship with these environments had fundamentally changed. However, from a visual perspective, I felt certain things 'fell in to place' giving me a fresh perspective that allowed me to capture this new relationship.
I've been almost tempted to question the validity of the pictures, defining them as fictional, though of course by definition they are not. As a consequence perhaps this raises questions about our increasingly insecure
relationship with our surroundings, how we are becoming more disorientated in the modern world; how each reality we experience is rapidly replaced by a new and unexpected one.
Chris Round is an internationally recognised fine art photographer based in Sydney. He is primarily interested in documenting post-natural, human influenced landscapes primarily from locations in Australia and the UK. As well as discovering new and interesting human relationships with the environment his work also explores the notion of place in the context of his dual Australia and UK citizenship.
Chris's work has been recognised both locally and internationally, highlights include: World Photo Awards Shortlisted, 3rd place Australia National Award and several commended images; HeadOn Landscape Prize Finalist 2013 & 2014; CLIP Award winner Regional Landscape Prize, finalist; QCP 'Space & Place' 3rd place; CCP, Melbourne, Kodak Salon winner Best Architectural Image; Exposure New York finalist.
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