Taken from his forthcoming book, No Opportunity for Regret, photographer Chris King displays a collection of striking images captured on his travels across the United States, bringing the viewer on a journey of discovery and isolation.
Featuring atmospheric, panoramic shots, King highlights the unexpected beauty of America’s baron wilderness. Shots of pink and blue neon lights reflect from the solitary beacon of a highway liquor store in a desolated wasteland, as King’s pictures tell of a forgotten America, a lawless wild cut off from civilised society.
Speaking of his process, Chris explained: “Photography is very experiential for me – a lot of the images are taken when I’m on a trip somewhere in a very particular ‘photographing’ mind-set. On occasion this means watching out of a car window with the camera ready, other times this means walking or driving for miles.
“The solitary nature of this process is one of the reasons that none of the photos have any people in them. Printing and exhibiting my photographs means that the human part comes from interactions with people looking at my images, and conversations about where and when the images were taken.”
No Opportunity for Regret will be on display between 1 and 31 March 2018 at the Curious Duke Gallery. Check out a selection of Chris King’s photographs below, and discover more at curiousdukegallery.com.
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