Personal Projects ~ The Earth Has Music
Recent work 'Into The Woods' from 'The Earth Has Music' show at Trelowarren Retreat & Chapel, Mawgan
Model Kelly Jeffries, makeup Francesca Bennetts
"Being in nature is a place where we can be alone in our thoughts, to reflect and bring about a stillness where we can hear the more important messages. Through my photography I seek to express how we are very much part of nature, however much we attempt to disguise that under the fetters of every day human life. In my photographs I invite the viewer to think about their own connection to nature. to pay attention to the tiniest detail. Stand very still and listen, peer inside flowers and turn over leaves to see what’s underneath. Explore those parts of the wood where the path disappears. I have always had a deep fascination with nature from a very early age, often favouring being alone immersed in nature than with other people. I’ve been very lucky to have spent time deep in the Amazon Rainforest and lived for a few years on The Lizard where many of my landscape photographs were taken."
Photographing Invisible Illness
I am planning to embark on an interesting new project over the summer on the subject of 'invisible illness' and how certain illnesses are misunderstood and under-recognised within society because they are not outwardly visible.
As someone with an auto immune condition I understand the challenges this presents and how hard it can be to be understood. I will be looking for people to photograph in the West Cornwall area who consider themselves to have an invisible illness and would be willing to explore that in a visual way. This could be anything from depression, anxiety, ME, Crohns, arthritis...
At this stage I have no idea how this might look or where it might lead. It will be an organic journey and your ideas, input and suggestions will all be welcome. Please contact me if you would be interested in participating. More details here.
Image: Self portrait 'Shadow Dance'