The English poet, Gerard Manley Hopkins, coined the word inscape, not me. For him, it expressed the inherent uniqueness that defined every thing. For me, the word represents my attempt to draw the evocative out of the ordinary, what is felt out of what is seen.
I like that the word inscape echoes ‘internal landscape’, or ‘inverted landscape’, terms that might describe this series of diptychs in which the lower of the two images, inverted and reversed, is tucked seamlessly below the other.
I take photos every day; it’s how I connect with the world. But often the landscapes that I encounter are at odds with themselves:the natural and the built don’t quite seem to fit. While exploring the intersection of nature and culture is nothing new, this ongoing series of inscapes is my own attempt to connect the two. For me photography is a ritual, and landscape the result.