Human influence over land

Chris Round is interested in documenting the everyday world around him, with a particular interest in post-natural, human-influenced landscapes. He loves human topographies and discovering places he never knew existed – photographing the unfamiliar.

‘Silverwater, Sydney’ (2012) (Photo: Chris Round)
‘Silverwater, Sydney’ (2012) (Photo: Chris Round)

In discovering anthropogenic, post-natural landscapes Round then sets out to document the evidence of these surreal relationships between humans and their natural and man-made surroundings.

“I find human manufactured environments dynamic and exciting because they are in a constant state of flux – humans create a myriad of new subject matters daily,” he said. “The changes they make to nature dramatically alter it irrevocably. It is an anthropogenic ‘cycle of time’ that I find fascinating.”

The selection of photographs in Evidence is from places across Australia and overseas: from Sanur in Bali, to Cornwall in England, to places much closer to home – Homebush, Dural, Botany and Western Sydney. This selection of abandoned urban landscapes is as mysterious and melancholic, as it is beautiful and strange.

Chris Round is a fine art photographer, based in Sydney. He has worked in advertising, winning many creative accolades including a coveted Grand Prix at Cannes (

All photographs printed by Warren Macris at Giclée Australia.Evidence
Photographs by Chris Round
Curated & Produced by Sandy Edwards
Arthere Photomedia Space
126 Regent St, Redfern
Till Thursday November 22

One Comment on “Human influence over land

  1. This image is certainly surreal – imagine how these landscapes will look a hundred or thousand years in the future, especially if nature takes over again – that will be truly bizarre

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