Nicki Gwynne-Jones & Freda Dusnic
NICKI GWYNN-JONES & FREDA DUSNIC – ‘TWO PHOTOGRAPHERS’
23 – 29 MAY 2012
- This year I have decided to take my work in a new direction by photographing landscapes. I am excited by this, as this gives me another opportunity to develop my love of depicting movement in a photograph.
- Using slower shutter speeds and intentional camera movement I am finding that it is possible to capture familiar scenes in a more abstract and impressionistic way and by allowing the camera to move with my breath I feel that I am able to connect with the landscape on a more powerful level.
- With my high key bird images I attempt, in camera as much as possible, to distil the subjects down to their purest form in order to forge an intimate connection, thus emphasising the essence of the birds, their ‘otherness’, grace and beauty or even their humour. Movement shows us how to be free and uninhibited, and it connects us to the rhythms of life that we all share.
- The natural world seen through imagination and a sense of daydream.
- I enjoy looking at the intricacies within the English landscape, particularly of woodlands and I try to capture in the photographs the fleeting fabric of light, colour and graphic forms that I see.
- I hope also to remember within the compositions, the elements of sound and movement which helped stir me to separate these images as fragments of the vast world, into the camera’s tiny magic space, and then to enlarge them again through the material processes of print.
- A process of revisiting and recapturing the timelessness yet temporary nature of the natural world.