Taken at Porto’s Jardim Botânico these contain some of my favourite elements: flowers, time as depicted by the fading flowers and the slug/snail trails forming patterns through the algae on the glass, diffuse imagery and abstraction.
The Abstract Grasses project started as an experiment in more conceptual photography. A piece of Barley grass and various natural abstract backgrounds all found either in my back garden or in nearby parks and nature reserves.
Most of the images were created in camera using single or multiple exposures. More recent images have taken this further and used Photoshop and Lightroom to combine more exposures, in part to compensate for the two shots in a Multiple Exposure limitation with my Fuji X-T1, but also to keep exploring possibilities.
Those Lost Souls
Three years ago while photographing local landscapes with my Polaroid SX-70, the camera started ejecting films with faults, producing results that were strange and otherworldly.
I was intrigued, so I researched the way Polaroids are made, processed, and developed, and discovered that disrupting or subverting the film's development process could mimic the abstract effects previously produced by the faulty camera.
This panel displays landscape photographs taken with Impossible Project and expired Polaroid film. I manipulated them with water and by hand to resemble aerial landscapes and satellite imagery, with the intention of revealing imaginary fractured lands, disrupted river flows, impenetrable forests and glacial melts.
The pretty coloured houses on the island of Burano in the Venice Lagoon provide a wealth of photographic opportunity. Traditionally you see views of rows of houses all painted in bright contrasting colours.
For this series, I went closer exploring the textures of the crumbling paint and the, sometimes, extreme colour contrasts between neighbouring houses. Walking the quiet streets away from the tourists allowed the chance to explore in depth.
All images were shot with a Fuji X-T1 and a Fujifilm 14mm f/2.8.
Dragonfly hunting can be hugely unrewarding. Many of them fly around for hours and never rest.
But when they do, the results can be wonderful.
The showroom manikins of London's Bond Street live their lives, dressing up, posing, and throwing shapes. They seem oblivious to the economic crisis.