To say life has been a little strange this last year is an understatement! My fail-safe in photography is documentary and black and white at that. Well, none of that has been possible, I’d go for walks and think how lucky landscape photographers are having all this wonderful Oxfordshire countryside on their doorstep, not a square meter of concrete anywhere.
I had to look closer to home, inside in fact. A chance look at a vase of flowers and a balsa wood figure from South Africa made me look at other memories from our travels, all sorts of things, some bought on a whim, some much loved from friends and family. Colour at Home is a collection of still life brightly framed prints, each limited to 9. The Everyday, a black and white collection of everyday objects that are taken for granted so much so that we overlook them. These will be framed in black or white frames and again will be in an edition of 9.
I will be exhibiting as part of Watlington Photographers Collective in the Watlington Club.
Coming from street photography I always looked at the street as theater, the architecture, the theater sets and the people the actors. I have carried this philosophy with me and use it in all my photography, the way I look at the scene in front of me somehow falls into place when I apply it.
I have been taking pictures since my parents gave me a Box Brownie for my 12th birthday, I still have it. I remember coming back from a trip to Madrid and showing a friend pictures of this fabulous city, I was pleased with them, his comment bought me up short “nice pictures Dee but where are the people”. This was a light bulb moment from then onward I realised that without actors the play can’t go on.
I have been extremely lucky on many counts, I have a tolerant husband and work that allowed me to take an afternoon off so that I can indulge this passion.