Living with the River – Dale Park for the Out of the Mouth of the Parrett project
Dale Park re located from the Quantocks to the levels. The work and commentary is a statement about being an incomer to an ancient landscape and how it is to co exist with the river.
Emerge submerge – Steve Welsh for the Out of the Mouth of the Parrett project
Steve Welsh interpreted the river and its concentrations of habitation to produce a 19 metre photomontage flowing from the point the river enters the county finishing in Combwich. “The tidal rise and fall submerges and reveals the unexpected each day; the use of double exposure onto film allowed serendipity to create juxtapositions and enabled the […]
Steart – Ian Mason for the Out of the Mouth of the Parrett project
Ian Mason investigated the Parrett mouth visiting Steart. He found an unfamiliar environment unlike anything else in Somerset. Following physical intervention by the Environment Agency the existing sea defences have been purposely breeched to allow the salt marshes to flood and reduce the energy in high tides. “The landscape at Steart seemed so remote, considering […]
River People – Sam Burton for the Out of the Mouth of the Parrett project
Sam Burton documented people he encountered while walking the riverbanks recording not just an image but vox pops explaining the connection to the place. “The river is a real gathering point for people, it’s a place where different tributaries of life meet in a daily bases. The settings may have a changed but the people […]
The Architecture of Water Management – Annie Cole for the Out of the Mouth of the Parrett project
Annie Cole investigated the architecture of water management, something the area could not function without.
The ‘Decline’ refers to the onset of Dementia. My mum has been in steady decline for about 3 years and has gradually lost the ability to function independently, relying on assistance for all ordinary tasks. She still recognises me, my wife and grandchildren, but struggles with every sentence to relate her thoughts and memories, confabulating […]
During the week leading up to their performance of Matilda in April 2014, I had the pleasure of spending time at Queens College, photographing the talented students of Trull School of Dancing, Taunton. During which I had the privilege of capturing some of the usually unseen rehearsals and backstage preparations leading up to and including […]
Following a Charity
I started photographing the life of a charity based in Dulverton in Exmoor that promotes and looks after Exmoor ponies that are born on the Moors. The Exmoor pony is an endangered breed that has been documented from the Middle Ages. Cut off from other equine breeds by the wildness that is still Exmoor, it […]
Bodies; movement; shape; light and shadow is how I would depict this latest work. With my fascination for the human body and how it can express itself physically I was able to explore this very notion, creating this series of black and white film images. My subjects were dancers from The National Dance Company Wales www.ndcwales.co.uk where I watched […]