My latest work is about attempting to create something sacred. The romantic ideal, something unobtainable and timeless, is something I find difficult to avoid in my photography but is something I have found to only when I avoid any colour in my work. Using monochrome seems to allow me to see clearly and focus on composition.
On first glance the work appears to focus on the coast and sea stacks as a subject, but this was something that came about naturally rather than being the intention from the beginning. There’s a graphic quality to using something with harsh edges and high contrast whilst being surrounded by a plain of smooth water. The graphic quality, use of monochrome and choice of subject all add together to produce a work that is basic and complicated simultaneously.