I suspect that my concerns about “framing” likely grew out of having spent most of my youth in southern Saskatchewan where, no matter where you point a camera, there’s no way of avoiding the fact that there’s always so much more. I’ve always found it hard enough to wrap my imagination around “prairie”, let alone contain it within a single, camera image.
Which is why I started working with the panoramic format. It didn’t solve the problem but it did get me going in the right direction. The first images I made in this way were of urban environments but, inevitably, I eventually moved out of the city and attempted to apply the lessons learned from my “New Topographics” experience to rural landscapes.
These are a few of the many photographs made in this way.