Tilt, Game Over


The last day of judgement: the tilting of the scales (balanza). The Earth seems now to be at a pivotal moment, its natural resources threatened by human profligacy. This was the starting point for a series of images.

One of the planet’s more threatened elements is building sand. ¬†Produced by the erosion of rock through geological time, sand retains the fractal image of its original form. The raw material of urbanisation, landscape, is transformed into concrete.

The large camera is static so this “sandscape” was transported to it. By extreme tilting of the large film negative, the focus is brought to bear on the horizontal plane. The depth of field appears infinite.

 

Laurie Baggett

Born in London. Printmaker and architect.

Works mostly with a large-format process camera in the studio.