In his own words Elger shares,
"In the era of romanticism, the artists would go on journeys and then in modern times it was the camera which travelled -- in order to prove that 'I have been there'. This is still important to many photographer colleagues. They would travel to Cape Horn in order to make a photo and to say 'I was there'. I would make a photo that looks just like Cape Horn but in fact is taken in Brittany, looking exactly like Cape Horn including storms etc. I care about the picture and not about where it was produced: I locate my pictures but I also displace them from their locations."
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