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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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Flower Flower Water Light – Inside the Outside

I’m taking over the instagram feed of @insidetheoutsidegroup from 9th to 11th April, showing images from my ongoing series Flower Flower Water Light, and talking a bit about my approach.

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Inside the Outside is “a landscape photography collective mediating the liminal space between the world before us and within.” They showcase very striking and interesting work by an eclectic range of photographers. I feel very honoured to be joining them for to share my work!

So if you’re on instagram check out  @insidetheoutsidegroup to see lots of great photographs. You can also see more of my ideas and photographs on my instagram @npicola,  and more images from Flower Flower Water Light on my website.

of the land & us – Flower Flower Water Light

of the land & us have featured Flower Flower Water Light in their latest selection of projects – thank you for supporting my work!

You can see my series on their website here.

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Flower Flower Water Light is a travel diary of chaotic beauty and colourful abstraction, documenting a 3 week road trip through the landscapes of the UK, France, and Spain. Triple exposures on 35mm slide film blend and overlay flowers, plants, the land, and ripples of sunlight on the surface of the sea, thereby recording my journey in a series of ethereal images that emulate memory and movement through time and place

of the land & us is an online photography magazine focusing on the land and the people who live on it, publishing the new, the old and the up-and-coming in landscape and portrait photography.