Tree Line 1
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I know, I know, it's been a month and a half since I last put up a photo on Flickr. I've been trying to keep up with the commenting at least where I'm properly impressed or intrigued by a photo, but yeah it's not quite the same if I'm not sharing. Time has been a precious commodity since my job at the University of Glamorgan was axed in July and I've found myself setting up as a freelance. Funnily enough it seems to have started off quite well, but the hours spent marketing, setting up web sites etc, etc have just eaten all my time. You can see some of my professional work over at the Cardiff Photographer Flickr site if you want to get an idea of what my day job involves.
In addition I wrote a long talk for Swindon Photographic Society on the subject of "Photography, art and why thinking like a poet can inspire your creativity" a sort of summation of my photographic thoughts and practices to date. I keep meaning to get it out as a blog sometime, but for now free time means the opportunity to do some landscape work.
This site, however, has always been about my personal work, the stuff that comes from deep within, things I find myself having to pursue and I'm kicking off a new project called Tree Line an exploration of the edges of the forest, where mountain and woodland combine and clash. There's something comforting about the feeling of enclosure amongst trees, but the tree line is a sort of rent tearing apart that comfort, where the exposure of the open mountain clashes directly with the calm and safety of the forest. Oh and as usual I wont be taking any prisoners!
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