Roff Smith has spent a career in journalism trotting the globe for one magazine or another, but now, in the age of Covid, Smith finds himself grounded for the first time in his life. With international travel off the menu for the foreseeable future Smith has been exploring the notion of traveling at home, and finding a new appreciation of his familiar old surroundings.To create the images in his Journeys From My Doorstep project Smith is out on road at 3am and carry’s everything on his bicycle. All the images are taken within a ten mile radius from his home, and he is the model and photographer in all of them. Although Smith is the cyclist in the images, these photographs are emphatically not about him. He takes pains to anonymize himself as much as possible, so that these images represent A Cyclist on the landscape – anybody; you, perhaps
Cyclist at dawn by the neo-classical King George V Coronation Pavilion on the seafront promenade at the English seaside holiday town of Bexhill-on-Sea, looking over his shoulder at the setting full moon just as the suns first rays touch the dome on the pavilion.
Photography, 16" x 20"
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