Alex Burgess – Photography


“My work focuses on the point in which the digital mapping services stops documenting the sea, and instead starts generating it. The top two thirds shows the photographic satellite imagery, whilst the bottom third shows the fabricated simulation of ‘the sea’.

The hyper composite images are constructed manually, by overlapping a series of screenshots, similar to how panorama is made (Sermersooq for example was over 1000 screenshots). I did this to give me enough pixels to print these images at scale. I also like the contrast from the dense amount of detail to the low fi falseness of the generated sea. They are then composed to be reimagined seascapes, with the imaginary sea becoming the horizon.

Two videos made by Alex on his project:

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