Photo Collective is proud to introduce the debut monograph from Angus Scott and first release from Photo Collective Publications, Teetering like a September myth.
Nestled within floral blooms over the first days of spring, Australian visual-artist Angus Scott’s first monograph Teetering like a September myth navigates confrontations of death and loss whilst searching for solace within surrounding life cycles. The series is made up of 44 monochrome images and five passages of text which draw upon the seasons and ecological cycles of south-eastern Australia.
Developed in parallel to a dear friend’s process of mourning, the photographs are imbued with stages of grief, questioning how we can place our individual experiences within timescales both larger and smaller than our own. Beginning its journey amongst new growth, Teetering like a September myth reads like a life cycle in and of itself, fluctuating between stages of birth, loss and ultimately acceptance. The series forms intricate links connecting ecological processes and human mortality, positioning the self amidst the varying beginning and end points that surround us everyday.
“During the month of September, 2021, we wavered between life and death. Teetering, if you will. With one weight on the side of loss, and one on the side of renewal, we found equilibrium in the stories the landscape provided. Small patches of bushland brimming with birth, watching over us as we tried to make peace with the unknown.” – Angus Scott, 2022