My ethereal ‘LIGHTSCAPES’ have emerged through challenging perceived rules and constraints within photography. A wonderful sense of release has enabled me to embrace the freedom of movement within - an experience of 'painting' with the camera rather than documenting a scene with emphasis on technical precision.
This single image capture was conceived on location resulting in a painterly illusion, often likened to a watercolour. My love for the natural environs is reflected in the appearance of semi translucent layers of motion, a sense of poetry without words, revealing hidden subtle colours and evoking a response of innermost feelings, rather than simply what the eye can see.
I do not set out to document the landscape, rather I wander, stumble, listen and pause, contemplating my own existence as I gradually immerse myself deeper and deeper. Forms, textures and patterns start to interplay with moments of fleeting light and through this experience an intimate dialogue develops.
CONVERSATION WITH THE SPIRIT SEA - I hold dear this great location where the waters of the lagoon surges forth to greet the ocean. Children delight in the shallow currents, the setting sun sculpts the crisp banks of sand and the low light flirts with the rippling tide. I feel mesmerised whilst being bathed in the glorious light.
The more I contemplated this resulting image the more I became curious about the small human like form that appears to stand in the foreground. Slowly I could feel the child within me… and a conversation developing not just with the immediate surrounds, but with the ocean, the sea and the universe beyond.
Ed. 4 of 50
120cm x 86cm (edition of 50)
85cm x 61cm (edition of 50)
above print sizes include a white border and can be framed without a mount