Photographer Chris Round is interested in documenting the ordinary world around him. He says he has a particular interest in “post-natural, human-influenced” landscapes. He loves human topographies and discovering places he never knew existed – in other words photographing unfamiliar scenes. Round says he finds human-made environments “dynamic and exciting because they’re in a constant state of flux and humans create a myriad of new subject matters daily.
The changes they make to nature dramatically alter it irrevocably. It’s an anthropogenic ‘cycle of time’ which I find fascinating”. In discovering these anthropogenic, post-natural landscapes Round sets out to document the evidence of what he calls the “surreal relationships between humans and their natural and man-made surroundings”.
Round is currently exhibiting 14 images, taken from five different series and bodies of his work. The selection of images in his show Evidence is taken from places across Australia and overseas - from Sanur in Bali, to Cornwall in England and to places much closer to home, including Homebush, Dural, Botany and Western Sydney.
Round moved to Sydney from the Midlands in England in the mid-ninties. After studying painting and art at Sydney College of the Arts, Round found photography was his medium of expression. He worked in advertising for many years, winning many creative accolades including a coveted Grand Prix award at Cannes. He now works as a fine-art photographer.
Round's exhibition Evidence is showing at Arthere Photomedia gallery, 126 Regent Street, Redfern, Sydney, until Nov 22. For more information see www.arthere.com.au or www.roundtheplace.com
Halsetown, Cornwall, England.
Port Kembla, NSW.