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I have always been fascinated by reflections, ultimately it is through reflecting light that we see most of the world around us. We see an object because of the light it reflects, rather than see it directly, unless of course it is its own light source.
As a photographer, I love watching how water reflects light, particularly when the surface of a lake or the sea is almost but not quite totally calm. Then, the very gentle movement of the water creates, for me, the best reflections of all. It is quite easy to not notice these reflections but when you photograph them, freeze them in time, something amazing happens. Reflections become abstract with an almost sculptural quality and because of the way the water is moving each image captured is totally unique. The water will never move in exactly the same way again and recreate the same reflection again. Each reflection becomes like a snowflake, infinite in variety, never to be repeated.
With this in mind I have decided to create an art-work based on one of my images of a reflection. It is quite large, 100x150cm, printed on brushed aluminium using a complex thermal sublimation process. This high definition printing process onto aluminium gives the colour of the image a strong impact as well as being very durable. The work is called Flamingo, when you look at it you will understand why. This is a one off piece, never to be reprinted in any form and will be supplied with a certificate of authenticity. If you are interested in owning a unique and original work of abstract photography then you can find more information about it at the Saatchi Art gallery
Should have some interesting news from the Middle East in the New Year. In the meantime today was about relaxing and switching off for a few hours. I hope you like this photograph I took today at the Citadel in Amman Jordan.
I love the peaceful feeling captured here, everybody concentrated and working together, along with the warm colours and the flames that bring light and flight.
This was photography just for fun, a spontaneous moment and they were in the mood for jumping and wanted me to get some shots. So I had them jumping off a chair outside in the pitch black. Flash was on camera, I wasn’t in the mood to do a lighting set up, it would have lost the moment, very basic stuff, but it was fun to see the results.