One thing I love about these Columbus Metro Parks is the constant human reminder. I mean, I go to these parks to escape people, even to escape myself. But the way these bits of the landscape are presented make it impossible to completely avoid humanity. There’s always a carving or a walkway or a bench or a telephone pole or a bit of a fence. These parks are presented as being wild and untamed, which they are in some ways, but people just can’t stop leaving a their mark, in one way or another.
My photography has never really been explicitly about the intersection of nature vs. mankind. I think there’s already a lot of photography dealing with that topic, and I don’t want to go down that road right now. However, it is still really interesting to me, and is starting to influence my work more and more.
[March 25, 2012; Blacklick Woods Metro Park, OH]