The work of Fergus Heron involves photography as a way of picturing ordinarily encountered places. A view camera is used with available light to make consistently structured and detailed photographs with an intensified stillness and extended sense of time. Through interrelated, long term projects focused upon commonplace landscapes and architecture, the work explores ideas of place, uneasily seen as urban, rural, modern and traditional.
Fergus Heron (Westminster,1972) is an artist and a senior lecturer in photography at the University of Brighton. He studied at the Royal College of Art and the University for the Creative Arts. His photography explores picturing ideas of place. His work has been exhibited at Tate Britain, Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World, Pitzhanger Manor House and Gallery. He edited Visible Economies published by Photoworks and is a contributor to The Companion to Photography, Blackwell. His photographs and writing are included in the anthology Emerging Landscapes published by Routledge.