Roads

The earliest evidence of timber roads, preserved in a swamp around Glastonbury, England, date from around 4000 BC. By the year 2021 AD most humans experience their immediate environment as they travel through it at considerable speed on a tarmacadam or asphalt surface. Inside our cars we are cut off from the landscape and view it through a glass screen as we would a television. At speeds of 30 to 70 mph the passing, fluid scenery becomes still images flashing before us in succession. As we navigate at this fast tempo the landscape becomes a hazy memory, both remembered and projected in the same moment.

These pinhole images move beyond the traditional landscape photograph, constituting a visual representation of the experience of moving through, rather than statically contemplating, our environment.

Glen Coe

Cairngorms

M6

Snowdonia

A5, Edgware Road

Loch Ness

M1

Studio projection

© Craig Dow 2021