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Photographer based in South Wales, UK. Working mainly on a single beach - Poppit Sands.

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Some more trips into Cardigan...

No matter how many times I go into Cardigan I always find something new to photograph. I suppose that is because I am trying to take photos of people and they are always changing and doing different things. It took me ages to understand that the thing that kept me happy with photographing Poppit is that it is always changing - the sands are always different every tide - and I struggled to find another subject that I could get my teeth into that was exciting to do and would change enough for me to enjoy photographing it over a long period of time. It just didn't click that there were so many possibilities happening all around me.

Friday, 11 December 2009

Some more shots developed..

Winter in Cardigan

I have been visiting Cardigan again - the excitement in this project is growing for me and it seems to fit in with working at Poppit too - as the times of day and weather conditions needed are completely different.

As I have spent so much time on Poppit - channeling my ideas towards getting a precise, sharp and almost scientific record of what I was seeing - the fact now that I can take a totally different approach is as if the shackles have been taken off. However, the fact that there is no Photoshop post processing in either project still holds true.

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

More trips to Cardigan

The Cardigan Winter work is flowing fast - with many keepers and some exciting ideas. There is always some doubt at the start of a totally new project but I suppose that it is just a matter of keeping going and see where it takes you.

Friday, 4 December 2009

New work coming together

In between my regular trips to Poppit I have been exploring new ideas and different techniques. This all started with the use of the 35mm on Poppit and the freedom that it gave me. I am now moving these ideas along and have been using similar techniques elsewhere.

Thursday, 3 December 2009

More trips to Poppit

Three more trips to be taken this week at Poppit. Yesterday afternoons trip was unusual as there seemed to be no features on the beach at all to photograph - everything seemed totally flat. Then the rain came down and changed how the sand looked completely - leaving me with a number of possible shots. I'll be developing the film today.