Sydney-based photographer Chris Round is definitely a one to watch. Since showing his previous projects Weemala, Fragile Beast and Cruise, some time has already passed and Chris has evolved the new series, this time adding cartographic symbols to each image.
Presented project titled Legend draws inspiration from graphic representations used on maps. Each photograph in the series is linked with a certain special character, chosen to symbolize the infinite complexities and variations in landscapes.
To decode the map’s information, symbols are presented with statements, called a legend or a key, explaining their meaning. Chris decided to replace the verbal explanations with a visual language of his own, what resulted as a beautiful body of work, merging photography and the abstract geometry. Although, the artist’s intention was not only to make a visual comparison between the real-life landscapes and their abstract equivalents, project Legend is an attempt to display a relation between the phenomenology of ‘place’ and the abstract geometry of space, inviting the viewer to contemplate on his own.