‘Lines & Tangles’ is a carefully curated series of aerial photographic abstractions that explore the 2850 square kilometre Tarangire National Park in Tanzania’s Manyara Region. During the dry season, the park attracts one of the highest concentrations of wildlife in Tanzania and the river provides the only permanent water supply for the animals. The unique trails and tracks created by migrating animals and the impressive baobab trees that stand proud in the topography are celebrated in this collection of intriguing images.
The Tanzanian landscape draws you in with its sparse expansiveness and almost desolate appeal and anyone who has visited Tanzania will attest to its majestic beauty. Shooting aerial images commercially for well over a decade I was excited by the opportunity to explore the Tarangire from far above the land.
In these large-scale works the arid landscape and red clay formations of the Tarangire National Park are captured with a painterly openness that celebrates the beauty and spirit of this extraordinary place.
The entire series was shot at dawn from a hot air balloon that floats in whichever direction the winds of the day are prevailing. The starting point is the same, but the path and altitude are dictated by the direction and speed of the wind allowing the landscape to reveal itself through this randomness.