4 x 4 x 4 is the working title (and likely title-proper) of my newest project, that I see keeping me busy for some time. It’s a coming-together of several trains of thought, those being:
*Thinking about photography and the American road trip: what has been so compelling that so many people have taken to the road in America and created illustrated stories through photography?
*Knowing that I will never be able to lead my own American road-trip with me at the wheel, as I am legally not allowed to drive because of my medical history. I do however move my body and travel a lot, so why not England and why not by other means?
*I am forever fascinated with human behaviour, and generally like to keep abreast of world affairs. What with the Brexit vote, I, along with many others are somewhat flummoxed by what is happening in the minds of the nation. This project aims to explore that in some way. *The idea was initialised more than 2 years ago.
4 x 4 x 4 will see me travel to various destinations by using crudely-measured places on a map. I will travel in 4 distances (5, 10, 20 & 40 miles), in 4 directions (north, east, south, and west) by 4 modes of transport. The four transport modes are walking, cycling, bus/coach and train.
I will be photographing people and multi and various elements of the environments I find myself in.
The resultant images so far have thrown-up some interesting observations; quite literally about how things look, how things operate, and how I approach my photography. What an interesting journey this could be!
I have been to five out of the sixteen locations; some of them two or three times. I shall talk about the methodology of the visits further down the line. More and more, bigger and bigger, deeper and deeper is the mantra I’ll adopt. It would be great to have you follow along!