19 images Created 16 Nov 2020
The dark years
These works are from a variety of exhibitions over a five-year period. The exhibitions explored forgotten human elements that often appear out of place within the natural environment. The photographs were taken during the quite small hours of the night, where the only thing moving in the darkness was the moon. By working with low sensitivity colour film, very long exposures durations could be achieved, which visually capturing the passage of time. With the camera slowly watching for up to an hour long at a time, my movement through the scenes becomes that of a ghost. The only evidence of my fleeting presence is the painting with light, which makes the objects appear to be strangely self-illuminated. Out of the darkness a new apparition of the world appears. There is a peculiar sense of stillness, and into this the elements appear unfamiliar, sometimes mysterious, sometimes foreboding.