Constraints can sometimes act as a stimulus to creativity. My response to the first coronavirus lockdown in 2020 was to celebrate my garden through impressionist images. I wanted to interpret the drama, the changing light, the garden’s moods, its plants, the man-made elements. Far from being limiting, even in my small garden, this approach of concentrating on one subject in one place proved to be a great source of inspiration and opportunity.
I explored how many ways, using my impressionist photography techniques, I could portray my garden. Leaf and flower shapes, light and shade, texture and shadow, combined in many ways, and changing as the season progressed, meant I was never short of ideas.
Here is the first collection of images. I have continued the project through the pandemic so there are more to come!