Random Photograph

2012
Dimensions variable
Photograph

The work comprises the photograph created as follows:

Obtain camera with a fully-automated setting and set camera on that setting. Randomly generate latitude and longitude in the Degree, Minutes and Seconds format (DD° MM’ SS.S”) by flipping coins, rolling dice, etc. Go there. (If location is on water, boat or swim to location and get in.) Randomly generate offset from true north from 0 to 360 degrees. Face that way. Flip coin to determine landscape or portrait orientation. Orient camera accordingly. Randomly generate angle of elevation from 0 (pointing directly down) to 180 (pointing directly up). Point camera at that angle and take photograph.