Thanks to Sam for the tip. Marco Bohr’s Visual Culture Blog has turned its global blowtorch to the subject of Canberra’s footpaths.
My new photographic project Right of Way addresses the failures of a modern project and the clash between urbanity and nature. Photographed in Canberra – an early example of a completely planned city – the series focuses on pedestrians attempting to cross, or in the process of crossing the street of the Australian capitol. In the photographs, people are purposely represented as if they are lost, disorientated or otherwise not entirely in control of their condition.
A simple solution would be to take the established goat tracks and formalise them.
I’m sure there’s a bad reason why this is beyond us.
[Photo: Marco Bohr, London Circuit I, 2011]