Following last weeks seminar with Yan & Stella, I decided to cancel my studio bookings and focus on a new way of photographing. I want to focus on water, more specifically sites of water from my childhood, before I was diagnosed with my diabetes.
I want to look at the beach, Falling Foss, Peasholm Park & Glen, Raincliffe Woods stream and Forge Valley.
As I part of my research, I dug through the British Journal of Photography archive to find previous artists who have used water in their photography to show narratives, emotions and feeling. I discovered photographers like Colin Dodgson and Jason Koxvold. These are their images:
I also took these research images with me to our seminar with Richard, along with the blue hypo work. Here are the notes I took from the lecture:
- Find a connection with the water.
- Don’t just limit yourself to water though.
- Look at water as an indication of change, the floods and the rain.
- Force of nature, floods are complete chaos.
- Floods obliterate normality, especially in comparison to health.
- Water has to find its home.
- Shoot quite wide, but also be considered?
- Think, contemplate and connect with what you’re shooting.