Ralph Parks

Representation Restored is a body of work exploring the relationship between photographic depictions of the natural world in the context of the digital realm. Images of nature are ubiquitous within digital medias many differing manifestations. In these environments images are subject to powerfully transformative and influential contextual forces, the radical effects of which can fundamentally redefine an images content. Often altering it beyond its representational integrity, rendering it detached from its subject. This series of experiments challenges the stock photo construct and its intentions to distil natural subjects to a pure archetypal representation for commercial purposes.