The Outsider
The Outsider
Inkjet on watercolour paper
90 x 60 centimeters

The Outsider was originally driven by the investigation of a 3D modelling technology called photogrammetry which is based on extracting a 3D model from a series of photographs. I live close to an ocean beach and during my regular walks I began to concieve of a project that married the idea of landscape with the human condition and where I could test the possibilities of photogrammetry software.

The Outsider, a novella by the French writer Albert Camus, describes an incident when a French Algerian citizen arbitrarily murders an arab man on the beach. The philosophic core of the story hinges on Camus' theory of absurdism, free will, morality and existentialism. These are weighty themes that are tough to visualise so I decided to focus on the solitary individual pondering his existance under an indifferent sky; simply put, the universe doesn't care about any person's life.

The boulders, which were captured using photogrammetry, are set against a building storm and this landscape is intended to re-enforce the notion of a godless universe, a feeling I sometimes reflect upon during my walks which fortunately favour an appreciation of the natural world.

The Outsider : Wikipedia
Photogrammetry : Wikipedia