The road to Bishkek, September 2018.
This is an image that lay forgotten for a couple of years. After spending 9 days in Kyrgyzstan photographing the World Nomad Games, I drove across the country in a dusty 4×4 as the late afternoon light cast dusty shadows across the plains. I had loaded a fresh roll of film into my camera that morning, on the off chance that there would be interesting scenes on the way back to the capital. I only took two frames, one of which was this long abandoned gas station. After a further 36hrs of travel back home, I put my film cameras away, and over time I forgot that this image even existed. I finally got the film developed this summer, and rediscovered this photograph.
In this time where travel has been restricted, I’ve adapted to life within a smaller geographical space – however seeing this image fired up my wanderlust, and my desire to explore and experience new places.
This photograph is printed on Hahnemühle Photo Rag. This white cotton artist’s paper, with its characteristic, wonderfully soft feel, boasts a lightly defined felt structure, lending each artwork a three-dimensional appearance and impressive pictorial depth. Combined with a matt premium inkjet coating, this paper produces outstanding prints that feature brilliant colours, deep blacks, striking contrasts and perfect reproduction of detail. The paper is acid and lignin free, meeting the most exacting requirements for age resistance.
Prints are produced at The Printspace in London, and are accompanied by a signed certificate of authenticity.
Please allow 8-10 days for production and delivery.
8×10″ (image size 8.6 x 6.9″) – Edition of 20 – £55
12×15″ (image size 12.8 x 10.2″) – Edition of 10 – £80