Belanglo by Warwick Baker

Belanglo
by Warwick Baker  


128 pages
Hardbound / 9.5 x 11 in.     
Perimeter Editions / 2015


$65


Publisher’s Description: 

Belanglo is the debut book by Melbourne-based photographer Warwick Baker. More than four years in the making, the project is a photographic meditation on sites of trauma and the psychological and historical resonances of landscape and place – whether imbedded, incurred, implied or imagined.

Created within the bounds of the Belanglo State Forest, Baker’s images forge a poignant taxonomy of a landscape that gained notoriety as a result of the so-called ‘backpacker murders’ committed by Ivan Milat in the 1990s. Taking the form of aerial photographs, hand-held medium format images, large-format landscapes and still-life photographs, the body of work is at once forensic, evidentiary and speculative in tenor, and makes use of both traditional documentary techniques and a more lateral and experimental approach befitting the expanded conventions of the ‘new documentary’ movement. While specific in its frame of reference, the book forms a wider allegory for Australian culture’s engagement and eschewal of notions surrounding landscape, place and histories of violence.



Belanglo by Warwick Baker

Belanglo by Warwick Baker
Belanglo by Warwick Baker
Belanglo by Warwick Baker
Belanglo by Warwick Baker
 
Belanglo by Warwick Baker Perimeter Editions