Anne Rowland’s (American, born 1957) complex photographic engagement with the farmland around her home in rural Virginia springs from an instinctual appreciation for nature and concern for its future state.
She uses the GigaPan, a programmable robotic camera mount, to snap hundreds of shots in a short period of time. The pictures are then digitally stitched together to produce landscape images with immense detail. Her intentional misuse of the GigaPan allows for evidence of movement, distortions of space, and inconsistencies in continuity, which interrupts the predictability of her images and enhances the overall effect of the work. Rowland received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the joint program at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, and Tufts University, Medford, MA, with additional studies at the California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA.