Justine’s work investigates the known and imagined understanding of place and the possibilities of representation via photographic practices. The multiplicities of perspective are considered together with how memory, culture, personal experience, and photography influence the way we perceive the world.
Dispelling historical negative material and metaphorical associations, wetlands are recognised today for their integral role in combatting the climate crisis. Neither land nor water, constantly in a transitory state, wetlands have no borders, expanding in flood and contracting in drought, ignoring containment by human intervention. This uncertain state of being and the entangled notions of geographical imagination, such as the material and preternatural, the objective and mythological, and the conscious and unconscious, underpin a conceptual enquiry. Through process-led research across a hybrid of photographic mediums and materials, a contemporary interpretation is created not just of a landscape, but of the photographic medium.