I really like Aitken’s layout of his New Oppositions work. It’s a completely new and interesting approach to landscape photography. A lot of landscape photography is taken in the same deadpan style with a large area and incredibly large prints etc, however Aitken takes it to a whole new level and puts the photos together in one image. His photos are in a cycle – it makes the viewer look at all four photos as one subject. This is similar to my work. I have four photographs and they all result into one statement – succession. However, I was thinking about presenting the four images in a row next to each other, keeping the horizon at the same height in every photo. This way it’s a different kind of cycle.
However, looking at Doug Aitken’s work, I decided to try and recreate his style with my photographs and I love the result! It isn’t perfect as there is a slight white line between the photos where they aren’t completely next to each other, but I love the look of it. I really like the style and how it all works together. These are my 4 favourite photographs and I think they look fantastic like this. I’m considering keeping this style of presenting my work. I think it looks much more interesting.