Ben Blacket ︎︎︎

Casting Shadows and Mullock Heaps are two photographic series I’m working on (both in their infancy) that might one day culminate in a photobook. I enjoy interchanging between the two modes—the urban environment of Melbourne/Naarm and my rural surroundings of central Victoria, Dja Dja Wurrung Country, Australia.

Both urban and rural landscapes contain layers of history, complexity and symbolism, which have shaped these once-natural environments.

I’m not the first photographer to observe the paradox: There are many negative aspects of man-altered landscapes, which are highly evocative; yet they contain something compelling and somehow admirable, which to me, is worth revealing.

I will add/reorganise photos here (and on my wall) as both series evolve.