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'Networking' is the second image in the series "Miles from Anywhere" exploring the differences between being alone and loneliness. Being alone is finding a sense of freedom in isolation. There is a certain fabulousness in being alone, enjoying your own company. Loneliness, on the other hand, creates an ache deep within us. Loneliness is the isolation created by unrequited needs.
The series depicts homes where somebody is more than likely to be living there, but exactly who is not always evident. It is also not obvious why these solitary out of the way places, miles from anywhere, in particular, appear to be inhabited. What is evident is that something is going on, something is about to happen but what is not entirely clear.
Networking is an unnamed building in Echuca, South Australia. The building is the only one around but it’s closed therefore communications are cut off. We must resort to old-fashioned methods of communicating…the lighthouse signal? The postal service? But something is not quite right, the dog is not at all settled and is intrigued with the post box...the stage is set, the actors are nowhere to be seen, but something is definitely about to happen. What is it? You are invited to step onto the set and write the story from this point on.
Technical Networking consists of 113 layers comprising the combination of over 16 individual photographs. The layered file is 5.5 GB. The landscape was photographed at Penguin on the north-west coast of Tasmania, and the old building was shot in Echuca on the Murray River, Victoria. The post box was shot in Portland, Victoria and the lighthouse is Point Hicks light, also in Victoria. The Tasmanian Tiger was photographed at the café at the Cascade Brewery in Hobart. All images are my own photography and the finished scene is completely fictional.