Photographic Alphabet: N is for Drew Nikonowicz

Photographic Alphabet: N is for Drew Nikonowicz

2015-02-17 07:59:02 PM 38°56'34.84" N 092°19'21.28" W 00767 © Drew Nikonowicz

2015-02-17 07:59:02 PM 38°56'34.84" N 092°19'21.28" W 00767 © Drew Nikonowicz

This World and Others Like It

This World and Others Like It investigates the role of the 21st century explorer by combining computer modeling with analogue photographic processes. Drawing upon the language of 19th Century survey images, I question their relationship with current methods of record making.

Thousands of explorable realities exist through rover and probe based imagery, virtual role-playing, and video game software. Within the contemporary wilderness, robots have replaced photographers as mediators producing images completely dislocated from human experience. This suggests that now the sublime landscape is only accessible through the boundaries of technology.

2014-06-11 08:28:58 PM 38°56'45.79" N 092°19'32.63" W 00772 © Drew Nikonowicz

2014-06-11 08:28:58 PM 38°56'45.79" N 092°19'32.63" W 00772 © Drew Nikonowicz

2015-02-03 07:24:20 PM 38°56'39.96" N 092°19'34.84" W 00767 © Drew Nikonowicz

2015-02-03 07:24:20 PM 38°56'39.96" N 092°19'34.84" W 00767 © Drew Nikonowicz

2012-05-01 04:59:27 PM 38°59'08.83" N 092°22'47.89" W 00741 © Drew Nikonowicz

2012-05-01 04:59:27 PM 38°59'08.83" N 092°22'47.89" W 00741 © Drew Nikonowicz

2015-01-15 06:55:08 PM 38°56'51.62" N 092°18'54.64" W 00730 © Drew Nikonowicz

2015-01-15 06:55:08 PM 38°56'51.62" N 092°18'54.64" W 00730 © Drew Nikonowicz

2012-04-19 01:09:32 AM 38°58'59.33" N 092°22'52.11" W 00747 © Drew Nikonowicz

2012-04-19 01:09:32 AM 38°58'59.33" N 092°22'52.11" W 00747 © Drew Nikonowicz

2015-02-01 04:26:18 PM 38°56'45.87" N 092°19'32.72" W 00772 © Drew Nikonowicz

2015-02-01 04:26:18 PM 38°56'45.87" N 092°19'32.72" W 00772 © Drew Nikonowicz

2014-11-05 11:31:54 AM 38°56'53.53" N 092°19'34.22" W 00749 © Drew Nikonowicz

2014-11-05 11:31:54 AM 38°56'53.53" N 092°19'34.22" W 00749 © Drew Nikonowicz

2014-05-15 09:29:07 PM 38°56'47.65" N 092°19'21.17" W 00780 © Drew Nikonowicz

2014-05-15 09:29:07 PM 38°56'47.65" N 092°19'21.17" W 00780 © Drew Nikonowicz

2014-10-13 03:43:24 PM 38°56'45.73" N 092°19'33.29" W 00773 © Drew Nikonowicz

2014-10-13 03:43:24 PM 38°56'45.73" N 092°19'33.29" W 00773 © Drew Nikonowicz

View more of Drew’s work here.

This World and Others Like It: Yoffy Press / FW: Books (EU)

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