France

Talmont , France

IMG_la photographie pim IMG_4833 img_Talmont meadow IMG_Blue Flower Talmont IMG_French Cowparsley IMG_Grapes TalmontIMG_ButterflyIMG_Pink flower Blue door Tolmont IMG_Signs TalmontIMG_Snail 4788 IMG_Talmont sur Gironde

Advertisements

Unexplained Halo Photograph? – My images of the landscapes of WW1

I spent the beginning of last year visiting the Somme area of France, the area of France most ravaged by the First World War. This is where the fierce fighting happened, and its not difficult to understand that the landscape is still scarred from the conflict 100 years on. I feel passionate about revealing the consequences and lasting effects of wars, through my photography I hope to explore this, in a contemporary yet sympathetic manner.

I spent the first day of my documentary project in a place called High Woods . It was here that I took many photographs on an 1970’s Nikon camera. The problem was that the back of the camera sprang open while I was photographing! Meaning all my photographs would be ruined by the sunlight. I had come all that way and decided to just carry on. When I got back to England and developed the film I was surprised to see that all the photographs were perfect apart from one. The camera back had opened in full sunlight and in theory the whole film or most of it should be ruined! … but it was not.

However this is not the only unexplained thing to happen. I took a photograph of a farmers field ( near where my camera back stung open ) and when I came to print it a halo was over the field. Who knows what it is or why its there, but for me it reminds me that landscapes have a past. Technical fault or the past trying to reach the present? I know what I believe.

img-halo Photograph of Halo over a field near High Woods, France.

Royan

This Image was taken in the harbour of Royan, West coast of France. I loved how the tide went out really far in the mornings, exposing the sandy banks that made mini islands and left small pools of sea water filled with small fish. IMG_Sea scape blog

Untitled 2014

Today I will be sharing some of my own photographs that will be display at the Menier gallery next week, I also plan to show some work from other photographs taking part in the ‘Untitled 2014’ exhibition.

For more details find us on facebook – http://www.facebook.com/pages/untitled-2014.

Untitled 2014- Menier Gallery, London bridge, 20th -24th May 2014

The exhibition is free to visit but will only be open to the public for 5 days .

img_River filter dark