Robert Harding Pittman
Working in both photography and filmmaking, Robert Harding Pittman questions the difference between what is deemed to be nature and what is natural. Through his image-work he considers the contrast between manmade constructions and organic growth, exploring whether humanity controls and interrupts evolution or is just part of the process. In Anonymization (2012), he examines the increasing appearance of uniform, homogeneous constructions, inspired by the urban sprawl of, say, Los Angeles. The project takes a look at the massive roads, car parks, shopping centres
and large-scale housing developments appearing all over the world. Pittman is concerned about both the environmental damage and the destruction of culture through a standardised model of architecture that does not necessarily adapt to the surroundings or the communities living there. This selection from Anonymization and Aftermath (2010 to date) showcases a vibrant selection of works that comment upon the issues raised by capitalism and globalisation. www.rhpimages.com.