Project - Surfaces

Photography is often about a split second, a moment in time, the transition between the infinite past and the infinite future. The physical manifestations of this concept in the environment are surfaces. Where a state (gas, liquid, solid) begins, where it can be experienced, but also that layer that often hides what is below.

I wanted to create a project that moved beyond a unique moment captured in time, and instead concentrated on unique forms captured in physical states. My mind was kind of bogling at the concept and so, I've decided to start simple, taking this down from the 4th dimension (time) to a basic 2 dimensions. Perhaps 3 dimensions comes next, I'm not sure yet, but it will probably be a lot of fun exploring the concept. 

So below, is a project in development. Exploring four surfaces - rock, sand, ice and water. Perhaps I should add clouds and gases to complete a hierarchy of decreasingly solidity... I'll think on that later. For now though, here is what I have so far. Some of these images may be swapped out for others if I prefer them, but the goal is to have 16 images in a grid, of four smaller grids of four. It just seems neater that way for me.


I'll add images here as it unfolds and once it's complete... well I don't know yet, I may move on to another series  or two, based on time or on gases. I might even go all weird and do something really abstract to illustrate ephemeral thoughts. Maybe too far. But the enjoyment comes from the exploration. Watch this space.