Exploring the Zone - 2013
In early 2010 I made an accidental double exposure with my 4x5 camera that turned out quite nice. Based on that chance occurrence and the montage work in my Conflict on the Plains and Excavating Childhood series, I started shooting digital images with the idea of combining the images to create fantastic places. The thematic inspiration for this series is Tarkovsky's 1979 film Stalker. In the film an area in Russian has become uninhabitable due to some catastrophe where the laws of time and space have stopped working. Only adventurous people dare to travel into what is called "The Zone", lead by people with extrasensory skills called Stalkers. This is my exploration of the Zone.