Away from the promenade, sandcastles, beach huts, and ice cream lies another world. Southwold Harbour runs along a tidal river accessed by rough tracks. The pointed roofs of black sheds and the thin masts of fishing boats line the muddy track under a washed out grey sky. An accidental beauty from the industry of daily life.
My recent image works have focused on experiments expanding the frame of normal photography to investigate composition changes, image manipulation and modes of display.
360º cameras expand the usual photographic frame to capture everything surrounding the camera. The captured image can be viewed on mobile phones and websites by scrolling around the sphere but is ‘trapped’ in the digital world. By manipulating the image, it can be transposed into a form that can be displayed and reproduced using traditional 2D formats. My aim in the manipulation is to convey a sense of the place where the image is recorded, but at the same time create a new place that draws the viewer in and immerses them in the detail of the image.