Thanks to Rowan Arts and Islington Exhibits 2013 for giving me the opportunity; this installation is something I’d wanted to create for a long time.
Here are some documentary images, and some footage (without sound), and a record of viewer comments.
Chasing Shadows – time based installation – documentation 1
Chasing Shadows – time based installation – documentation 2
Chasing Shadows – time based installation – documentation 3
Some of the lovely comments left by visitors:
“Exquisitely, skilfully crafted photographs. I love the movement, the merging of one image and sense into another. You have a gift for finding such serene beauty in the easy to pass by scenes of everyday life.”
“I liked the rambling impact of nature against buildings. The urban mundanity and beauty, emphasised by plants, trees, shadows, walls, windows makes my senses dream.”
“It perfectly demonstrates how things are really out of our control.”
“Has a strangely compelling quality – the way the images move through a journey – and each time you look you find yourself drawn in further.”
“I love the way the prints almost pour into each other. It’s very hypnotic.”
“It is wonderful the way that very ordinary everyday things are transformed into something very mysterious.”
“I could feel the same dreamlike gaze that you must have had on your night walk. It took me back to memories of my own walks at night time – the larger than life plants, the dark leaves but bright flowers. For some reason I find the vegetation says more at night and that really came across through the texture and light and shade.”
I had a great time meeting people and seeing/hearing their responses, and I learned so much more about the work from those interactions. Thanks everyone!
To see the full series take a look at my website. If you’re interested exhibiting or buying my work please click here to get in touch.
If you want to find out more about Islington Exhibits 2013 take a look at this video