The fruit and vegetable project began when I started to photograph left over produce from shoots. Looking at them as objects in their own rights, rather than just as food to be eaten, I saw them in a completely different light. I discovered the extraordinary colours and hidden patterns within: not only inside the more exotic foods, but also in the ones we buy from the shop every day.When we look inside the foods we can let our imagination soar. The beholder may see a lunar landscape, faces, animals, even angels in the patterns and shapes that exist in their inner core. The intricacies and mechanics of these foods are almost humbling. It is amazing that something we take for granted everyday and appears so simple outside, is so complex within. When we see them depicted this way we realise again how incredible nature is.
Bagthorpe is an organic farm in North Northfolk which I first visited in 2005. I found myself drawn to the Napoleonic barns and discovered how their contents and colours changed on an almost daily basis. It was interesting to see how objects such as a piano and a piece of machinery made a beautiful composition together with out having been posed. The next day the interiors could all change as objects were removed for use or new ones stored. The exposures are usually long at 30 seconds or more to allow for the daylight to reach the scenes inside the barns.
The Clematis Tangutica flowers grow around a crab apple tree at the bottom of my garden. For the last three years I have harvested and dried many of the flowers, which I then place in an air tight box to dry for two months. I like to photograph the flowers using daylight in my garden shed on a plain background and then de-saturate the colour of the flowers slightly.…Read More
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