Contributors to the 2011 Show - Adam E Justice-Mills
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Long Slow Walk Project
I created this set of images when I was asked "what's your favourite place?" Thinking about that, I deceided to try to create a work about the road outside my house.
I inhabit this space every day, so it's very familiar - perhaps over-familiar. I wanted to explore the space in detail but emphasise the whole and the essential sameness of it, rather than the unique separate elements.
For one year, I took a photo each day, at around the same time (mid-day), walking down the pavement looking down and up the road. This gives a sequence of 730 images which, when shown in the order they were taken, work as a slow progression in space and time.
What becomes apparent are the changes in the seasons, the building or council works, the deliveries and the essential quietness of the road. Very few people walk the road - the postman, dog walkers, residents.
The effect of watching the sequence is to slow down the viewer's perception of time, which leads to a pleasing hypnotic fascination with "what's coming next".
Slow Walk Down
Slow Walk Up