"I am fascinated by human interactions with music and sound: how these elements relate to space, place, nature and people. My work process is led by observation, experimentation and exploration. For me, music and art are one."
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New project for 2014. Inspired by my discovery of Common Ground and with the thought of creating 'old photos of the future' (as I love 'old photos'), this project was started with several ideas/goals in mind:
1. For physical and mental well-being.
2. To explore, experiment and improve my photography skills in-camera and post-editing.
3. To document the ever changing landscape in my locale including: buildings, roads, woodlands, footpaths, farmland, hedgerows and grazing land.
Fda fine art (n.e.w. college bromsgrove) 2012-2013
Spring 2013. The soft new leaves arrived along with bright sunshiny days and I became besotted with the light flickering through the tree canopies along my college commute route . So much so that me and my camera went out exploring.
In my second semester of art college (>Jan'13), and after a considerable amount of time spent panicking about where to go next, my camera and I went out exploring some of the stunning local views along my daily commute to and from college. These images provided me with a strong starting point for some experimental drawing studies..
In my first term (Sept'12-Jan'13), photography began as an exploration into 'how to capture the perfect shot' by exploring digital manual functions and RAW images. I also tried my hand at black and white 35mm film photography for the very first time and completely fell in love with it! The idea of 'making' a photo in the dark room appealed very much to my scientific mind and experimental work ethic.
The choice of imagery initially was to document people, places and events that are special to me. This soon evolved to become a more abstract representation of protective spaces, musical rhythm and dynamics which has been directly influenced by dark room practice.