A Drive Through Ireland’s Nephin Beg

The photographs accompanying Jeremy Miller’s “Two Kinds of Wilderness” (published in the March/April 2017 issue of Orion) are drawn from Niamh O’Malley’s Nephin, a silent fine-art film made in 2014 and shot through a car window in Connacht, Ireland. The image of a mountain is subtly transformed during the loop of the film by movement, distance, and perspective. A spot of black paint on window glass is an extension of the eye, a marker of attention trying to settle on a landscape that constantly hides and reveals itself anew.

Watch Nephin here.