Rousham is a landscape designed in 1737 by the English garden designer, Charles Bridgeman. Bridgeman's garden design was significant for its time because it marked a departure from the rigid geometries and classical elements that dominated landscapes since the Renaissance by emulating naturalistic elements within nature. The project is a photographic study of one element within the landscape; the hedge that separates the bowling green from the kitchen garden.

My photographs reference the work of Bernd and Hilla Becher, Aaron Siskind, Lewis Baltz and John Lehr, to name a few. The hedge is photographed in a flat serial fashion using a portrait orientation. Each photograph can be analyzed as a series of lines: the profile of the sky, the creases and folds within, ground plane, and the shadow line. 

Grid Study



Yale School of Art

Spring 2016

Advanced Photography with

Professor Lisa Kereszi

Critic Monique Atherton