When we go out to photograph, how do we go out? With a preconceived plan? Or do we go out and collaborate with what we encounter? Do we drift through a space and allow ourselves to be affected by what we encounter?
The concept of the Derive is a psychogeographical journey, or the effect that a geographical environment has on an individual as they occupy and pass through it.
The Index: An index is the evidence that a person leaves behind after they are gone. Collecting and Typologies: As photographers, we are first and foremost collectors. We collect slices of time.
Searching for the source of the first index found in the dry creek bed, the golf ball, uncovered more indexes left behind by golf carts!
Being witness to the outrageous slice by a golfer identifies how the golf ball might have found its way close enough to the creek bed to be carried the rest of the way by a torrential Spring rainstorm.
A long hike through the woods from the fairway brings one to this overlook above the creek bed.
Utilizing satellite maps leads to a ballpark several miles upstream of the baseball index discovered in the creek bed.
Homeplate locates the source of the baseball index as it was driven out of the ballpark and into the creek beyond centerfield. Possibly the same Spring rainstorm carried the baseball to its resting point several miles away.
The last glimmer of light as night brings the adventure to an end.
Nightfall as the Derive drifter arrives back at the clubhouse.
Night Vision: The culmination of the "drift" opens the opportunity to see the unseen in the parking lot prior to breaking down for the day and loading up.
Back to the Beginning!