Robert Darch, a recent graduate from Photography & the Book at Plymouth University, is experiencing the place through creating personal visual narratives.
Photography: Robert Darch
The presented body of work, titled The Moor, consists of sixty-one color and black and white photographs, taken between January 2014 and May 2015 on Dartmoor and Bodmin, finally closed in the form of a fine book.
The Moor can be described as a document, yet the artist intervenes massively in the space by creating the stage and using artificial light.
The photographed scenes seem to be unreal, as taken out of the world of fantasy. It situates the project between fiction and reality. Also, refers to the contemporary world and, the uncertainty of life therein. Robert described the project in the poetic words of Cormac McCarthy, the author of ‘The Road’: “He walked out in the gray light and stood, and he saw for a brief moment the absolute truth of the world. The cold, relentless circling of the intestate earth. Darkness is implacable. The blind dogs of the sun in their running. The crushing black vacuum of the universe. And somewhere two hunted animals trembling like ground-foxes in their cover. Borrowed time and borrowed world and borrowed eyes with which to sorrow it.”