I read an article in the British Journal of Photography that fired my imagination and helped me to work out how to unite the two different forms of photography I like to do. The article was about an exhibition being held that features work by photographers who use a pseudonym. By working under a different name it allows them to sell work that doesn’t quite fit in with their main band of work; it frees them to work without restriction or be judged by other people’s pre assumptions about their normal work.
Gosh this was a freeing article to read; I quite often do photography that doesn’t really fit in with straight landscape photography and although my Signature collection allows me some leeway, there are times when I know and feel in my heart that some images I’ve taken just don’t sit well alongside my other work, and so I leave them stored on my SD card waiting until I find that right place for them.
I’m sure we’ve all taken images where we are veering slightly away from our original brief of what our customers expect of us; by creating an alter ego it allows us that freedom.
I love taking things within a landscape; close up of flowers, shapes of trees, animals and quite often things I would describe as arty; the type of images that you might see in an exhibition though probably not on someone’s wall in their sitting room. The article has given me a new lease of life, and I’m seriously considering how to move forward with this. Read More→