4 images Created 2 Nov 2020
Water is a pivotal force within nature that sculpts and nourishes the New Zealand environment. Water has helped to define our country. The lakes and rivers are the life-giving veins flowing across the land and out to sea. The sun drives the continuous water cycle, evaporating the sea to feed the mountains again with the rain that carves the rocks. For this series I have designed a unique pinhole camera that collects precipitation into the image-forming chamber. A camera that records light, time, and water. Inside the camera, the water alters the photographic interpretation of the vista it helped to create. Its mark-making qualities sculpts my paper negative slowly over the long exposure. Wearing the surface and etching tide lines, leaving another trace of its journey.