Mark Johnston

(born 1963)
Mark Johnston Traigh stir Hosta, North Uist, Scotland. 15th June 1998, 07:00 (N 57° 37.41' W 007°29.20') Edition: 1/10 1998 © Mark Johnston 1998

Biography

Mark Johnston is a Scottish photographer whose preferred method of work is to mount his camera on a long pole and shoot successive sections of city streets or archaeological sites. These aerial views are then montaged onto circular bases, providing bird's eye views of various sites. Although the photographer plans the angle at which each picture is taken, the final view is always slightly random. He challenges the traditional rectangular picture format and by building circular sequences of moments, he offers the viewer the experience of time in still images.