TAKINGS OF PLACE
Drawing much inspiration from the photography emanating from Germany during the 1970’s and 80’s, in particular from Düsseldorf’s infamous Kunstakademie, Clarke’s large scale photographs document the German and Scandinavian landscape.
Moreover, Clarke looks at occurrences within the landscape, that in today’s fast paced society can often be dismissed or not observed at all. Oddities and novelties of the everyday; a lonely van abandoned at the edge of a forest, beach chairs huddled together on the foreshore encompassed in fog, sheep happily grazing at the edge of a major city.
C.S Clarke’s use of large format photography in creating this body of work, a medium which impresses a very considered and formal approach on the photographer, complements his subject matter and is a process which enables the initial discovery of these Takings of Place.