To what extent do we need images to be believable? How familiar does a landscape need to be? Where do we draw the line between reality and artifice? Do we need to know the difference?
These are the types of questions that Laura Hendricks’ photographs bring to light. Through both analogue and digital collages, she forges new worlds which present cloud formations, rainbows and mountains like they’re destinations.
Framing the sky as if it were part of a road sign or a manmade map, Henricks touches upon the idea of journeys with dreamlike intentions. Though simple in their construction, these works are more complex than what meets the eye.
1. All images courtesy of Laura Hendricks.