Landscapes: the Journal of the International Centre for Landscape and Language


An easy definition of the VOID eludes us, for each person’s understanding is unique. One may experience it as spiritual, but it need not be so. Others will relate to an implied sadness or loneliness that the infinite presents while some may find solace in the silence that I have created. By photographing these apparent scenes of “nothing”, I am asking you what is this, what are you looking for and what is missing? And the answer…

Author Biography

James Farley is an artist interested in landscape, memory, human/nature interaction, isolation and tension. He is a sessional lecturer in photographic history and theory at the School of Communications and Creative Industries at Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga. James holds a BA (Photography) and Bachelor of Visual and Performing Arts (Honours) and is currently working towards his PhD project which will officially begin in 2014.

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