The close crops give a sense of physically in the environment. We are not viewing from a distance, framing the scene from an objective viewpoint.
We are absorbed in the river, by the river, it gives the audience a sense of being in the environment and not just looking on at it form a distance.
My project needs to be IN, physicality and intensity in representation.
Movement of water at night, using flash to freeze and highlight water.
The colors in the detail is beautiful and seductive.
Closer exploration of the river than viewed on an everyday perspective.
Change and engage with traditional photography to incorporate and feel the river.
Texture / Surfaces / Appearances / Abstraction
The movement of water - ignore following a rule
Just Photograph what is interesting, beautiful, the emotional connections
The power of nature, close proximity, photograph relays visual but I can heat it, I can feel it, I can relate to it. A multi sensory experience as we travel along the river
Low angle of view brings us closer to the river. We feel a connection, we are in it. Foreground interest is immediate, no leading lines full immersion. The river has dried out so you are on the bottom as the water has gone. Genius. Layers.
Slow exposure relays that sense of emotion. Calm, stillness. Works compared to the close crops of movement. And in series they balance and create a narrative poetry like Alec Soth but in a more dynamic and energetic way which reflects the rivers nature. Less structure, more meandering and flow.
Balance and reflection of large withdrawn landscapes and the close intimacy of detail and texture. Cinematic. Conflation.
A demonstration of successful digital work.