About the Book
The images in this sequence, Boundary Elements, are selected from an eighteen month period, January 2009 to June 2010. They are presented without captions, dates, or page numbers. They tell a story of my daily patrols along familiar paths and perimeters—a constant beating of the bounds, with occasional sorties into new territory—and are a sort of border ballad, a celebration of liminality.
Mike Chisholm is an independent artist-photographer, based in Southampton, UK. Mike was born in 1954 in Stevenage, a New Town 30 miles north of London. He was educated at local state schools, then studied at Balliol College Oxford, the University of East Anglia, and University College London. For thirty years he worked in the higher education sector (Bristol and Southampton universities) but now concentrates on photographic and writing projects. In recent years he has exhibited his photographs and bookworks internationally in several one-man and group shows. His blog, IDIOTIC HAT, is widely read and regarded by many as a must-read source of photographic inspiration, ironic wisdom and amusement.