In Pursuit of the Picturesque: In Pictures (Observations from New Zealand), 2013 - 14
Using Instagram as the contemporary version of an eighteenth century Claude glass*, I diligently roam the New Zealand landscape capturing sights, objects and vistas in the manner of a picturesque enthusiast.
While experimenting with popular photo enhancement features and in all eagerness of good taste, I share my trophies as proof of experience. Presented here are moments of pause within a journey through idyllic scenery, studded with family history.
*The Claude glass – also known as the black mirror, was a small convex mirroring device used to aid picturesque artists and tourists in framing and composition in the tradition of Claude Lorrain. It requires the user to turn their back on the landscape they depict, viewing it as a tinted, reduced reflection of the original.
**Box sets of 10 postcards (edition of 50) from the exhibition are still available, email me for details