Tourist in the Red Shoes

...references the joiners of David Hockney. Like Hockney's mid period joiners, where he quite often included his feet in the image, these are made with a low end digital camera that my father won in a raffle at the Geelong RSL, and stitched together using a consumer level panorama stitching software. The series began in 2007 when I was teaching a workshop at the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia with another well known photographer, Richard White, who shoots large format B+W landscapes. We had taken the class to this stand of redwoods for five years in a row, and I was looking to demonstrate there are other, perhaps more interesting, ways of representing the landscape. Since that time I tend to pack a pair of red shoes whenever I travel!