Fergus Heron pictures the British landscape as a strangely familiar place of different natures and histories. In connection his central concern is how the ordinarily experienced world as it appears becomes a picture.
Heron’s process involves six equally important stages; encounter, observation, camerawork, printmaking, reflection and research. The work concentrates on picturing ecological formations, architecture, interiors and infrastructure in places of personal and cultural significance. A view camera and available light are used to make structured and detailed photographs as individual pictures, closely resembling sets and ongoing series.
His photographs are presented as distinct interconnected projects that together explore a range of themes from the urban and the wild to the modern and traditional. The work offers a sense of place imagined as much as encountered and reflects on photography as a medium to concentrate our seeing.