In June 2021 I was awarded the Distinction of Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society for my panel of 21 images entitled Transformation. The accompanying Statement of Intent read:
“I enjoy exploring how to represent the natural world in different ways, creating images that are striking, intriguing and sometimes enigmatic – like half-recalled memories or dreams tantalisingly just out of reach.
In this project I want to create a panel that depicts an alternative reality. Plants in pots on my patio look glum in the dreary, wet weather. My aim is to transform these plants into an imagined world, a vividly coloured dream, the home of water nymphs. In this magical underwater garden, leaves gently drift and sway with the current, the broad, sensuous curves giving a sense of calm. Elsewhere in this alternative world there are patterns created by plants swirling in eddies where counter currents meet. A closer look reveals intricate details such as textures on the leaf surfaces; and raindrops have become air bubbles adding sparkling lights to the underwater scene.”
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