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Analog & Digital photography, on going series since 2015
In the 19th century Erratic blocks were so called because they were found standing in the middle of nowhere, in plains or balancing on the edge of mountains for no apparent reason.
At the time, geologists hadn’t sorted out yet that these blocks of stones had been moved kilometers away from there original spot by the melting of the ice caps years and years before. The reason why they stood there was a mystery as well as a source of speculation and myths.
In 2015, on highway services stations, parking lots, residential estates where I found them, those blocks were the only raw shapes. They’d probably been extracted from a nearby quarry and were the only elements of the landscape giving a clue on what these grounds were originally made of.