Observations from his unique experiences sculpt the context of Kirk Palmer's practice. Encompassing mediums of photography, video and film, he simultaneously presents a skilful manipulation of medium and an insightful observation of environment. Visually rich, Palmer's work is thought-provoking on many levels. He has engaged with a broad scope of contexts for example he has examined the post-war history of Japan. These true-to-life portrayals lay an emotive foundation for interpretation. Intrinsic to his practice is an ethos of creating rich and visually complex representations, rather than subjective interpretations. In essence, these meditative studies are both portraits and landscapes; exploring situations of identity, the binding forces of collectivity and the causality of heterogeneity. Neither sociologist nor altruist, it is the subtlety of the narrative that distinguishes Palmer's perspective.