This week I went looking for elements of fun when visiting Bristol. I found swings in a cafe with a window view – something unexpected and joyful.
I felt drawn to buildings with unusual shapes, or layers found in the cityscape. I was intrigued by the visual history of reflected surfaces, in contrast with wood and stone, which have their own narrative.
I seem to be developing an interest in night photography. I find it meditative to walk when tones and textures have alternative qualities. Linear diagonals also made an appearance.
I have also enjoyed seeing the dynamics and layers – the view itself becomes an art palette.
My practice has also recently included obstructed or hidden elements. I have been wondering what atmospheres would inhabit these spaces – the more layers there are, the more fictional (or real), they could become. I would like to create sound pieces inspired by these, so they can coexist.
I recognise that for me, focus can appear when images are more abstracted.