The Land Remains
de Leon Woodward
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Murder stories are regularly reported in all forms of current media. They have long been the most gripping and fascinating stories to report.
With bodies often dumped in the dead of the night, it is usually an unsuspecting and innocent individual who first stumbles across the crime scene and reports it to the Police.
This report details my ideas, themes and concepts in support of my subsequent imagery.
My project focuses on the abandonment and the transformation of innocent woodland and parks, into more sinister environments with a hidden story of murder and neglect.
“Through researching into local murder reports, I applied a method which included retracing the locations in which bodies have been found,” and subsequently Photographing the environment where the body has been abandoned and left to decay into the wilderness.
The photographs have been captured on medium format, negative film, taken in direct contact with the ground to create uneasy angles, to form a connection with the human remains from a worm’s eye perspective.