Two of my images are on show at the Artsnug gallery in Walthamstow, London. They are part of the WalthamStories exhibition.
I was invited to submit the work as part of the exhibition which celebrates:
a community’s contagious love of it’s home. Inspired by local devotion to this corner of London, we endeavour to tell some of the many tales of this vibrant borough through the eyes of the Artsnug artists.
We invited our artists near and far to explore this urban home at the edge of the forest, between waterways, thickets and high rises. To immerse themselves in our local landscape. To wander our street-art filled streets, glimpse our historic buildings and delve deep into our rich history.
This is the inaugural ‘WalthamStories’ – chapter one. An exhibition of bespoke and exclusive artworks to celebrate all things Waltham Forest!Artsnug, Walthamstow
The two works I have in this curation are Passage and Village Stories
Passage uses the ‘in the round’ technique made popular by Pep Ventosa, this is a way of capturing a scene by walking around it and taking multiple images. These are then layered together to create an impression of a place which is both soft and surreal.
Pep Ventosa, a Catalan Photographer renowned for creating impressionistic looking photographs using this technique. His series ‘Trees in the Round’ became the lynchpin of his work. His photography, however, is now more diverse and includes urban landscapes, and interiors
When talking about his work he describes how: “The process mimics how we actually see: the eyes are constantly focusing on the specific details and elements of what’s in front of them and the brain then processes that visual information making the reconstruction, so we perceive the world around us”
This piece incorporates people in the scene to create a sense of transience by layering time. ‘Time Slice’ is a technique used in cinematography and photography to include both the past and present in one image.
In my most recent photography I have looked to layering both place and time, as I move away from sharp digital recordings, to try to capture the world that we see and feel.