Richard Boll

Road is an ongoing project that utilises photographs that were taken at night on a remote road in Crete in August 2022.

The images for Road have been taken through an instinctive process of alteration; adjustments that create a form of visual punctuation throughout the series. These modifications aim to encourage reflection upon the nature of the photographic image.

The images were taken and transformed with a conscious awareness of war crimes that were carried out by the Nazis in Crete in 1941. After their invasion strong resistance was shown by the local population and in reprisal many villages were razed and hundreds of civilians were massacred. The project is haunted by the consequences of nations acting as if free from all moral and legal constraints.

Images from this project (previously titled Glitch) were shortlisted in the professional creative category of the Sony World Photography Awards in 2023.