This body of work challenges the conventional and very much standardised representation of the Burren area in Co. Clare. Photographers of every type are subconsciously drawn to conform to conventions when representing the Burren, generaly aestheticising and romanticising the landscape and giving an impression of a barren terrain that man and time has forgotten; unscathed by the 21st century and all of the evidence of a modern functioning society. The primary concern for this body of work is to photograph found objects within the Burren landscape in a manner which gives us an unconventional yet still iconic view. By focusing on the man made elements, the traces of humanity in the landscape, some permanent, some temporary, we begin to see the influence of modernity and get subtle hints of some of its elements, such as consumerism and religion.
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This body of work challenges the conventional and very much standardised representation of the Burren area in Co. Clare. Photographers of every type are subconsciously drawn to conform to conventions when representing the Burren, generaly aestheticising and romanticising the landscape and giving an impression of a barren terrain that man and time has forgotten; unscathed by the 21st century and all of the evidence of a modern functioning society. The primary concern for this body of work is to photograph found objects within the Burren landscape in a manner which gives us an unconventional yet still iconic view. By focusing on the man made elements, the traces of humanity in the landscape, some permanent, some temporary, we begin to see the influence of modernity and get subtle hints of some of its elements, such as consumerism and religion.
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