HELSINKI: HEXAGON DERIVATIVES
The Hexagon Derivative series is an ongoing project that began life as a way for me to use the “semi-documentary” photos I would shoot in the various cities around the world I’ve vistied: to transform these static shots of our urban landscapes into graphic reinterpretations of a new city plan. In each new city I visit, I enjoy walking the central areas and commercial districts in a very non-specific way, Derive style, and shoot very geometric, linear film photos of the city.
The compositions you see in the prints are constructed from those transparency films, which I assemble together by hand to mimic a beehive, then scan at ultra high resolution. I cut into pieces and reconfigured into the hexagon's six-sided terms. These compositions present a different perception of order, a world free from our lateral existence by using only the shape of the hexagon to reconfigure our geometric reality.