Ghana Walls. 2010.
A vernacular study of walls surrounding properties in the capital of Ghana, Accra.
I have always been interested in the idea of playing with the notion of surface in photography. When commissioned for an Art Council funded exhibition at Gallery North in Newcastle, I decided to shoot a project in Accra, Ghana. The brief was succinct: To produce a series of images that would be able to fill a number of walls in the gallery.
By printing the images in a very high resolution, filling the ratios of the gallery walls but cutting and blending the image, the photographs took on another dimension. In some cases the images became optical illusions when artworks were hung on top of the photographs (see installation images).