February 22, 2014
Darren Almond's series of “full moon” photographs consist of landscapes in far flung destinations that were taken at night, with a long exposure, using only the light of the full moon. Unlike, say, the seascapes of Hiroshi Sugimoto, in which the grey of the sea imperceptibly meets the grey of the sky in epically long exposures, Almond's landscapes have a deep, painterly tonal range.
Darren Almond, Tasmanian Tracks, 2013
Almond's Tasmania is one of dark forests, empty valleys and a single train track through deserted Tasmanian bush-land. It’s a world without people:
Darren Almond, Eucalyptus Forest, Tasmania, 2013
The rail tracks show how technology and industrialisation has altered nature as wilderness.