Hind Land is a collaboration between photographers Nick Rochowski and Tim Bowditch, surveying the pedestrian walkways beneath London’s Orbital M25 motorway. Since it’s completion 25 years ago the M25 has dramatically changed the landscape of the surrounding area and come to define the boundary of the city.
Utilizing online mapping tools to locate points at which one can pass underneath the motorway by foot, we are fascinated by the voids left by the motorway as it carves through the landscape. The road divides the countryside in two, leaving a visible and audible rip in the environment above the ground, and a no-man's land beneath.
Together we aim to survey these voids at night, using an Achromatic Digital Back capable of creating wide spectrum black and white images. This kind of technology is often used for aerial surveillance, as it is able to record the visible as well as the infrared and ultraviolet parts of the spectrum. By photographing at night we give the camera a completely blank canvas, devoid of contrast. Due to the way light is recorded with such technology, hidden details become apparent and the landscape appears almost lunar in quality.
Currently half way through the project, our survey will continue in a similar manner, photographing the voids we have located. The aim is to exhibit the work on a large scale, emphasizing the intricate detail and creating a fully immersive experience for the viewer.
Nick Rochowski (b.1981 High Wycombe, Bucks) is a London based photographer. He studied at the London College of Printing between 2000 and 2004. Alongside his fine art practice he shoots commissions for clients across the architectural and design spectrums, cultural institutions and creative agencies. In 2011 he established Rokov Publishing, an independent creative platform for collaborative output.
Tim Bowditch (b.1986 Guernsey, Channel Islands) graduated from the University of Portsmouth in 2008 with a BA Hons Degree is Photography. He lives and works in London as a photographer and filmmaker and co runs the creative studio and desk space for photographers, Roof Unit.
Selection of Exhibition, Screenings and Awards
2012 Guernsey Photography Festival Afghanistan Blueys
2012 VJB Arts @ 60 Threadneedle Street The Liminal Points Project
2012 Greenhouse, Guernsey Forwards, backwards and
2012 London Art Fair Caumont Caves
2011 PX3 Paris, Silver Book Award The Liminal Points Project
2011 Galerie Huit Photo Salon, Les Rencontres d’Arles First Island
2011 Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid,
at the Gaîté Lyrique
2011 Perth Centre of Photography, Australia The Liminal Points Project
2011 Third Floor Gallery, Cardiff Of Duties
2011 La Vallette Bathing Pools, Guernsey, screening of Firedive
2011 Charlie Dutton Gallery, London Caumont Caves
2011 Mile End Art Pavilion, London Bat Pack II
2011 Studio Private (Book Launch) The Liminal Points Project
2010 Milk Gallery New York PDN Curator Award, winner The Limianl Points Project
2010 PEH, Guernsey, Permanent installation of The Waiting
2010 Creative Review Photo Annual, winner Caumont Caves
2010 theprintspace, London Sample 10
2009 Photomonth, Star of Bethnal Green and Idea
A Fleeting Innocence
2009 PX3 Paris, Finalist First Island
2009 Centrefold Gallery, Guernsey A Fleeting Innocence
2009 IPA Awards First Island