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A photographer with a passion for philosophy, I seek out embodied practices that produce emotional and intellectual material for me (and hopefully others) to digest. My work explores the crossroads of photography, human geography, philosophy and anthropology. Flying a paraglider over Western Australian landscapes, I experience and think through two  concepts I constantly return to: sense of place and the sublime.

To paraphrase the famous human geographer Yi-Fu Tuan: 'only the visitor can have an aesthetic perspective, for the native is taken up by the landscape they inhabit' (Topophilia, 1974, pp14-15).

Do art and aesthetics arise from the experience of a certain distance and a form of alienation that triggers a heightened self-awareness, where the taken-for-granted suddenly morphs into the uncanny or the sublime? Must we, as a consequence of the aesthetic experience, renew both our sense of self and our sense of place? If so, it describes a crucial process that I personally enjoy wading through.

Is the role of the artist then not exactly like that of the philosopher or even the scientist? To forever re-present the world to us, making it alien, observable from a 'representational distance', and yet also thereby revealing it anew, constantly making us visitors of our own home. The gap that arises between a place that we are 'taken up by' as natives and that we can distance ourselves from representationally makes up space to feel and think through the becoming of place and thus also see the role and responsibility we may have in shaping it.  
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