MOODS OF MOUNT WELLINGTON

Hobart is the only capital city in Australia with a mountain backdrop as significant as kunanyi/Mount Wellington. For this project I mounted my camera on a tripod in a friends house and framed a view to the mountain through an open window. Every day for exactly a month from May 6, 2014, between 0730 and 1700 I randomly chose to fire the shutter, but only exactly on the hour or half hour.

The final sequence is of 20 images each from a different day. The first frame is at 0730, then in turn every half hour until the final frame at 1700. The music is an unreleased composition by a group of three very talented international musicians, Open Source Trio.

The mountain has much to offer residents and visitors alike. It rises to 1,271 meters with spectacular summit views and creates its own micro-climate. It can be snow-covered, sometimes even in summer, and the lower slopes are thickly forested but criss-crossed by excellent walking and biking tracks.

In these images a distinctive feature is the dolerite columns known as the Organ Pipes which offer testing rock climbing routes. There is also the prominent transmission tower. A controversial proposal to build a cableway to the summit is currently being discussed.