P H O T O G R A P H Y
PHOTOGRAPHERS NOTES : Landscapes.
With this project ”Searching with Solitude” my intention was never to produce just pretty pictures but to capture the emotion I felt when viewing the scene in front of my camera.
So my intention with my ”notes” is to give the viewer an insight into what I thought and felt when taking the photo.
Tempted by the lure of the land and it’s fruits. Many Swedes worship their apple trees and contantly proclaim their virtues. In this garden it is Anna not Eve that picks the apples.
It was here I once walked upon the water. Now I have only the stones, untill the arrival of winter.
- 22° C, devoid of activity, with closed gates, in the winter light the factory presents a beauty that’s surreal and mysterious. Only the gentle whispers of the wind disturbs the erie silence, enhancing the pain of the cold, the feeling of solitude and joy. It’s a special time of year it’s Christmas !
An area almost totally annihilated, only two severed tree trunks remain. They stand proud and defiant, dark clouds enhance the feeling of suffering and gestures their fate. Several months later they had also
A place with a view, a place for relaxation and contemplation. Visited and appreciated by many for many years.
WINTER / SUMMER HOUSE
A summer house in a period of hybernation, resting and inactive but still able to display it’s beauty within the few hours of winter light.
A brief moment in time when nature reveals it’s treasures. All that glitters is not gold, it can be much more valuable than that.
Open agriculture landscape, cold and bare, lying dormant untill the spring approaches. Waiting to burst into life with warmer weather, much like myself !
As the west wind sweeps across the great wide open it both plays with and torments the field of corn. The jealous cornfield enjoys the winds company but at times it tires of the winds playfulness which is sometimes over zelous, it too would like the freedom of the wind.
THE LANDING STAGE
A light rain starts to fall in the chilled damp air. The strains of winter are almost over, now it starts to release it’s grip.
The presence of mushrooms, the sweet damp air and smell of decaying vegatation, winter is approaching fast. The happy days of childhood memories are now over for another year. Nature reclaims it’s playground for it’s self, it will remain remote and undisturbed untill the abrupt awakning next summer.
Huddled together. Sheltering from the harsh realities of winter and any passing vehicles.
”A reminder, monumental, symbolic, a romantic guesture or maybe something more sinister ? Transending time from a dark period in history to more enlightened times.”
ROCK AND REEDS
A quiet moment of contemplation, listning to the gentle lapping of the water and the rustling of the reeds. Natures own music.
Urbanisation and the fast pace of humanisation dominates many areas of great natural beauty today. The sad reality is that many places in many countries have been effected, including Sweden.
The skeletal remains of a once tall and proud tree. Now in it's after life providing a refuge, producing new life for the benefit of the forest.
THE DARK FOREST
A wonderous stillness, disturbed only by the distant movement of the mist as it slowly and silently explores the depths of the dark forest.
Once a home, someones dream, a place of refuge, births, joy and domestic life. Today inhabited by advancing time and history, previously the center of their lives, now only subject matter for my camera. But who and where are the people who once called this home ?
“There are moments in our lives when we make decisions that will effect the future.
Moments of great anxiety, confusion and conflicting thoughts.Take time, free your mind, listen to your inner self and communicate with nature.”
THE GRASS ( Fine Art home page image )
On a warm summers day, I lie and watch the hypnotic motion of the long slender grass as it sways in the breeze. Sweeping to and fro across the sky like an inspired Artist painting a canvas. As the pattern of the sky changes it’s as if the grass is continually adding and altering to achieve it’s masterpiece.
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