"The building blocks of our natural world, rocks and mountains sculpt the very land we live on. As communities grow and populations increase, people shape and form the landscape to suit their needs. For all that these landscapes may change however and be marked by man, it is important to remember that they are equally capable of leaving their marks on us. The depth of these marks are subjective, their impressions environmental and influenced by our own physical experience and personal engagement with the land. In his body of work, In the Company of an Invisible Man, Harry Rose explores notions of loss, memory and human relationships within landscape photography. Specifically, his work focuses on a particular landscape that has influenced him personally as well as professionally. Having kept his distance from this place for some time, Rose has been drawn back to photograph this landscape, to reflect and find some inner peace. Retracing walks and journeys from countless miles travelled through his youth, Rose guides us through the landscape he photographs giving the audience access to treasures and memories collected along these routes. Through significant objects, rock minerals, childhood photographs, immersing himself back into the environment, Rose explores not individuality but an awareness of self and a search for identity in a key psychological landscape formed from his subjective experiences."
Words by Kate Mercer