Work for my Final Project, BTEC National Diploma, Photography
In this series of photographs I have chosen to portray the idea of absence. These deliberately enigmatic interiors, shot using only available light, show the trace of a human presence which is no longer there it is left up to the viewer to make their own interpretation. Linked by mood rather than narrative thread, the images create an atmosphere which is unsettling or mysterious.
I have been influenced largely by the photographer Ralph Gibson who uses light and shadow to create contrast and mood his striking and minimal compositions are imbued with a sense of mystery and ambiguity.
All photographs shot on b/w film on Mamiya RB67 medium format camera, then scanned. The pictures are printed on fibre-based paper, selenium toned, 10" x 8", or 8" x 8", and have a depth and richness which it is just not possible to convey on the screen!
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