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
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.
Those of you who follow my work regularly will have noticed that I’ve been posting an unusual style of photograph recently. The photographs often have a blurred, painterly effect, even a little abstract, which has probably led some of you to believe that either...Read More
Distant, sharp, jagged,
Rising from the plains,
mountains of glass upon fields of green.
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
This project is an impressionistic look at some of the famous architecture, both old and new, and the maritime heritage of the Liverpool Waterfront. The method of abstraction in this case involved photographing the reflections in the very water on which Liverpool’s maritime history was built.Read More