Series by Evan Hancock
Series by Evan Hancock
Light. Ash. White is a black and white photographic narrative that captures the partial re-birthing amongst a landscape that still holds on to hectares of remnant white carcasses. The series marks the 10 year anniversary of Black Saturday in Victoria that occurred from 7th February to 14th March 2009.
The imagery explores the impression of the environment’s current identity. That impression takes into account the timeframe lapsed and the effects still evident that reflect such acute change created by the individual characteristics of the ferocious firestorm of the Kinglake, Marysville and the Lake Mountain regions.
The series covers shots from varying perspectives that showcase a documentation style meets fine art photography. The technique I portray in the series covers the use of high contrasts bridged with sections of midtones and texture. This series expands on my previous series style ‘From Scratch’ in that I capture a guise where perspective meets the illusion of flat patterns within the one shot causing a somewhat surreal and serene effect. The effect is one that has naturally occurred in the scarring of the landscape and a characteristic that now shapes the re-emergence of growth in the land.
About the artist
Evan Hancock is a Photographer and Motion Design Director where his interest in photography began with his father’s Pentax SLR at the age of 12. The idea of capturing a single moment in time ignited his imagination and passion for photography and then followed by screen content with new emerging technology.
Evan’s photographic expression is derived from incorporating his interests of exploring cultures, places, people and the natural environment. His work reflects escapism with a timeless and often a continual fascinating quality. This style is further enhanced in print form with the use of a photographic stock resonate to the results of classic darkroom processing.
Light. Ash. White is Evan’s second body of work showcased at fortyfivedownstairs in Melbourne.
Behind the Scenes photographs taken on 35mm Ilford 100 & 400 black & white film.
Behind the scenes video
A selection of photographs taken during the Opening Night of Light.Ash.White at fortyfivedownstairs 5th February 2019.