This is the panel of images I submitted to achieve my ARPS distinction with the Royal Photographic Society.
Focus on the near,
The far becomes a strange land.
In the quest for perfection we try to eliminate the dust and dirt from our images and our lives, we would wipe it from a window in order to see what is beyond.
Dust on the surface of a window makes the glass visible, changing the boundary between us and the outside world from clear to opaque. Since dust is largely comprised of us, a dusty window pane could be seen as a visual metaphor for the way our perception of the world is filtered by our own experience.
With these images I wanted to make that dusty veil my plane of vision, focussing on the beautiful imperfection of the dust to reveal the strange abstract landscapes which emerge beyond.
In November 2020 I was very proud to be awarded the distinction of Associate of the Royal Photographic Society (ARPS) in the Fine Art genre.
The Associate distinction requires applicants to submit a body of work/project consisting of 15 images and a written Statement of Intent. The images must be of a high standard and must be “a cohesive body of work that depicts and communicates the aims and objectives set out in the Statement of Intent”.