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Flower Flower Water Light in the Life Framer Collection

My series Flower Flower Water Light has been featured in the Life Framer Collection!

Curated by the Life Framer editors, the collection is an online art space dedicated to talented photographers from the Life Framer community, celebrating diverse photographic stories.

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Flower Flower Water Light is a travel diary of chaotic beauty and colourful abstraction, documenting a journey through the landscapes of the UK, France, and Spain. 

I began this series in a direct attempt to escape from what felt like a particularly angry and fearful time in the UK in the dual contexts of Brexit and austerity. I’d really had enough and just wanted to visually and emotionally lose myself in my connection to the land. Coincidentally though, I reached the Catalonian landscape at the height of its own independence referendum, reminiscent of what I was trying to leave behind.  

Avoiding deliberate regional classification I allowed the images to form chronologically throughout my journey, thereby unifying the three countries into one emotional state.  I used triple exposures on 35mm slide film to randomly blend and overlay flowers, plants, and the land with the ripples of sunlight on the surface of the sea, recording my experiences in a series of ethereal images that emulate memory and movement through time and place.  

I was liberated by this loss of control in giving myself over to the process and its chance elements. The individual components of the image spill out of the graphic misalignment of the frames, extending beyond the confines of the lens. The light on the water simoutlaneously  distills and obscures my memories. And water, in its component elements, its different states and as a whole, universally connects us to everything.

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2015 iPhone Photography Awards – Honourable Mention

One of my photographs from my Roadside Planting sketch series has been awarded an Honourable Mention in the Nature Category of the 2015 iPhone Photography Awards!

To see all of the winning entries in the Nature Category go to www.ippawards.com/2015-winners-nature – Congratulations to all the other winners!

My photograph was taken during a winter family walk in Cam, Gloucestershire.  Below is a shot of my photo on the IPPAWARDS page:

Honourable Mention for #roadsideplanting - IPPAwards 2015

Honourable Mention for #roadsideplanting – IPPAwards 2015

The iPhone Photography Awards (IPPAWARDS) is the first and longest running iPhone photography competition. Founded in 2007, IPPAWARDS has been celebrating the creativity of iPhone photographers since the iPhone first began to inspire, excite and engage users worldwide.

Every year since then, IPPAWARDS has selected the very best shots among thousands of images submitted by iPhone photographers from 120 countries around the world. Winners are selected by esteemed jury members in a multi-step process.