Meridian is an exploration of central geographical locations within Great Britain, implying free liberal methods of inquiry such as the dérive; a term often used within psychogeography to represent an individuals unplanned journey around an environment in which they are subconsciously directed by the aesthetics of the land. Taking flat linear objects in the form of maps and geographical coordinates, these locations seen as ‘centre points’ have been explored intensively.
The areas of investigation are a farmer’s field in Fenny Drayton, Leicestershire, a patch of Welsh grassland at the bottom of the Elan Valley and a Scottish shooting estate on the edge of the Cairngorms. The photographs seek to highlight the landscape around these factual coordinates and also look to explore whether these locations hold a deeper meaning rather that just the subject of centrography, the mathematical equation used to find the centre point of a chosen area of land. tomillsley.com