THIS WORLD AND OTHERS LIKE IT
Current technology in exploration means that we are able to receive images of planets and stars millions of miles away, undecipherable to the human eye from earth, having only been witnessed by a robot. American photographer Drew Nikonowicz (1993) investigates the role of the modern explorer in his work, This World and Others Like It, capturing a mix of still life, landscape and manipulated images, connected in black and white. The use of rover and probe-based imagery means that many photographs produced today are completely dislocated from human experience, with many areas now only accessible through the boundaries of technology. The work employs the language of 19th century survey images, through detailed shots of rock samples and landscape studies, questioning its relationship with contemporary methods of record making.