These explorations are born out of a desire to engage in the non-human world. I’m drawn to the elemental, to bodies of water, mountains, volcanoes and ice. They embody a sense of the immutability of the physical world; a sense of ‘deep time’ and the infinity of nature. From bubbling mud baths and glaciers, to salt flats and volcanoes, across thunderous coastlines and down into the remote expanses of the desert. There is something about volcanic landscapes, so permanent yet so volatile; hissing, spewing, crackling, shifting. The dynamism of these landscapes visually evokes the passing of time, but on a different temporal register to that which we observe in our everyday lives.
Photography & words by Jess Gough
Edited by Bis Turnor