Night Walk (a bit pissed)
This series presents a departure from John’s recent work in that rather than exploring a familiar, well trodden journey or intimately familiar space, he explore’s a relatively unfamiliar place and through an unfamiliar process.
These images were taken after leaving a party at which upon arrival the artist discovered he did’t know anyone except the host who had invited him. So, unfamiliarity became the landscape of his experience that evening. Leaving the party, walking into the night a few to the good, illuminating the path with the torch from his mobile phone he photographed into the inky darkness.
“The world is such an unfamiliar place at night, I couldn’t help but grab at the patterns of visual recognition I could find to bring me comfort.” This series has a little more work to be done before it’s complete but it presents an interesting counter point to John’s work so far and in that alone it has value.