Images of Terra Incognita (Unknown Land) are not quite what they seem. They are “straight” relatively unaltered photographs but not of sea and sky as they first appear. They are "in reality" photographs of a piece of glass - the light it bends and shadows it casts.
I discovered Terra Incognita while experimenting with purely abstract photographs of glass. After many long hours - perhaps too many - I caught a glimpse of what looked like a familiar landscape - all the expected visual clues were there - sea, sky, horizon, along with quirky other-worldly elements. I was drawn in and found more. It was like entering a portal to an alternate reality - I was on a photographic "Road Trip" in a parallel universe.
For me the images evoke half-remembered dreams - they take me back to childhood imaginings of time travel and expeditions to other planets - secret places hidden from the rest of the world. I find that other people apply their own set of perceptions and memories to interpret what they see. I'm constantly amazed at their unique insights and paradigm shifts – for some, deep and profound, for others fun and fantasy - but I hope never fully defined.