Ever increasingly the natural environment which surrounds us has become urbanised and part of the antrhropocene. With mountains replaced by skyscrapers and trees replaced by street lamps, the question is often raised about our place in the new urban landscape. The early photographers such as Ansell Adams recorded images of mountain ranges and painted sunsets; todayís photographed environment is of buildings and painted graffiti.
The new environment is man-made and created, an artificial environment designed by architects, engineers and city planners. When we record this new environment using photography are we creating novel art works, or just reproducing and documenting anotherís creative ideal? Do the public spaces which we inhabit actually belong to the people or are we all just temporary visitors in anotherís philosophy and dreamscape?
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