If you look at any photograph today that is the product of Intentional Camera Movement (ICM), or some of the other abstract photographic techniques, it’s not difficult to see how this type of abstract, painterly effect has a strong similarity to the impressionist movement in the world of painting. Impressionist painting is characterised by relatively small, thin, yet visible brush strokes, often with an open composition. It has a certain distinct way of showing light in its changing qualities; often accentuating and distorting the effects of the passage of time. The beauty of it is that the subject matter can often be very ordinary, for example a tree or a simple landscape of a beach and the ocean. However the inclusion of movement creates an element of human perception and experience, and often unusual visual angles for the eye to explore.Read More
To drop anchor, to seek shelter.
To push on through the storm.
To survive and tell the tale,
or to fall,
Timing is everything.
Colour, texture, shadow and light,
Leading to the shelter of the archway.Read More
0223 - The Jetty
Sunset, dusk, bold bright colour.
shadows and tones of orange and gold.
Part of a new series of images that explores a scene or vista that is viewed via it's reflection. The reflection gives off the impression of being projected onto a background, behind the glass itself.Read More
breaking onto the shore.
Rain, hail, fury await.
Mysterious, writhing in the darkness,
coming forth from the shadows.
Ghosts that dance in the forest,
tangled amongst the bush.
Dancing in the warm glow,
trees of fire awaiting their respite from the unrepentant Queensland sun.
Desperately craving night,
the cool, calm light
from the southern skies above.
Absence of people, of man's influence on the planet. Just myself, my camera and my process: watching the tide leave the shoreline, exposing the mudflats, leaving them in a state of absence until it's time for the water to make it's return.Read More
Liverpool as you've never seen it before!Read More