Inspired by Blossfeldt’s 1928 published work ‘Urformen der Kunst’, this new series of work shows simple, strongly composed images that highlight the shape and form of plants and vegetation.
This is the chosen shot from the few that I took yesterday – you can see a ‘behind the scenes’ shot along with another version in my previous post.
Here’s a ‘behind the scenes’ shot of the hi-tech setup I’m using for my current work. Bits of wire, bulldog clips and masking tape. The camera never lies…
‘Elderberry’ is the first of a new series for the autumn. I’ve got my eye on the hedgerows as blackberry, hawthorn and rose hips are in evidence and so it’s just a case of finding the specimens with just the right amount of ripened berries.
Worcestershire Open Studios weekend has arrived!
[Edit and update] Many thanks to everyone who visited over the three days I was open. It was really great talking to most, if not all of the 150 people who came to see my work and sharing what I do with them. Although tiring, it was a very worthwhile exercise and highly recommended. If you’re interested in next years event, by participating as an artist, or just want more information when it’s available, leave your details using the Worcestershire Open Studios contact form.
Starting to think about presentation for Open Studios and what to display. Although this project was always intended to be more about the individual image, there’s something which draws me back to images working together and these three are a good example. Each works on its own but is stronger, and is complimented by the other two images.
Just back from a visit to the Gower peninsula. I thought I’d decided on which work to show for Worcestershire Open Studios but I may need to have a re-think.
I love the way that a single image can spark an idea which then develops into something potentially much bigger. A single image of a forget-me-not thriving in a corner of the patio has led me to examine some of the other ‘weeds’ in the garden and I sense that this could end up being a project in it’s own right over the coming months.
This is another location outside the nominal ‘mile’ – Croft Castle in Herefordshire but the verdant foliage at this time of year makes it worthy of inclusion…
This image was made at the same location of a previous study (see ‘a year in the life’) and the graphical nature of the bare stalks immediately appealed to me again.
The trees around Pitchcroft are just starting to leaf. It’ll be good to see them fill out, they’ve all been pruned and tidied the past few weeks; all the new growth at the bases has been trimmed back and older, presumably dead branches removed from higher up.
This view, looking up at the new leaf growth is taken from a new series of shots I’ve not long started. The idea is to go from bare branches to full canopy, but we’ll see how it works out! I’ve picked this one out for the fresh yellow-green of the leaves, backlit by spring sunshine and the promise of warmer days to come.