Josh Wodak (Australia):
the idea of [(n)t+f(n)(q)]
“the idea of [(n)t+f(n)(q)] is a suite of photographs of intertidal zones of lakes, wetlands, beach-fronting rainforest and oceans in the Northern Territory and Far North Queensland. The suite collectively concerns metapatterns, structures and forms within nature-at-large, as revealed by the microcosmic details within each photograph, and the macrocosmic themes emerging from the relationships revealed in the photographs' sequencing. The locations of the photographs forms an acronym and mathematical equation, referring to The North as physical place and metaphor for solitude: [(n)orthern territory + far (n)orth (q)ueensland]. Each photograph’s title includes a number sequence of data going from place into time: the latitude and longitude of where the photo was taken followed by focal length, aperture, shutter speed, time and date. This depicts the exact location of each photograph, then travels into the camera lens, and then into time. Production involving no tripod, cropping, editing, tilting or image manipulation was for matching minimal intervention on the purely natural subjects depicted with minimal post-production.”
Dr Josh Wodak is a photographic artist who holds a PhD in Media Arts from the Australian National University and was a 2011 Artist in Residence in Photography and Media Arts at ANU School of Art. His photographic practice is in reportage, documentary, and street photography, drawing on his formal training in Visual Anthropology and Media Arts. His solo photography exhibitions since 2000 include human ecology in India; human rights in Western Europe; natural environments in remote Australia; candid environmental portraiture in Spain and climate change induced sea level rise in Oceania. His series, the idea of [(n)t+f(n)(q)] has been exhibited as a solo exhibition at the Photospace Gallery, Australian National University School of Art in 2009, as part of the 2009 BeginningMiddleEnd festival at ANU School of Art. In 2012 he will be holding six solo photography exhibitions in Canberra, Perth and Sydney.
Images © Josh Wodak.