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Day 2 of the English Benchpress Championships in Milton Keynes with @fatboystrongphoto

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Filming with @fatboystrongphoto in Milton Keynes for the English Bench press Championship 2021. First event we've been to this year, good to see everyone back and on form.

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Out early this morning chatting to some of the women who brave the cold each morning to swim in the North Sea. Part of my ongoing project, 'Breathe' relating to mental health and the sea, I am shooting stills and video and interviewing for a short film. This is just a little teaser of what I am intending to create. Many thanks to everyone who has agreed to participate.

Part of my MA Fine Art project at the University of Sunderland.

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@dale__hardy
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UK Strongest Man Scottish Qualifiers 2021

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@the_andy_black_
@cerberus_strength
@dazreilly1
@louis_jack_strongman
@stuie_douglas

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#strongerbynature
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UK Strongest Man, Northern Qualifiers. Good to be back filming after a relatively quiet year.

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@northern_sp
@ultimatestrongman
@officialultimatestrongman

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#fitness
#sportphotography
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Breathe - looking out towards Hartlepool and Seaton Carew from Seaham, time spent contemplating the movement and constantly changing colour of the sky, light dancing on the sea, wind turbines highlighted then hidden.

Part of my MA Fine Art project at the University of Sunderland

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#contemplation
#contemporary
#fineart
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#ifisayitsart
#landscapelover
#landscapephotography
#longexposure
#meditation
#mentalhealth
#moonlight
#night
#northeastengland
#photography
#postmodernism
#sea
#seascape
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Breathe - light reflecting in the Wear in Sunderland, contemplating the time I've spent in Sunderland over the last four years and the significant body of work I have created here.

Part of my MA Fine Art project at the University of Sunderland

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#contemplation
#contemporary
#fineart
#fineartphotography
#ifisayitsart
#landscapelover
#landscapephotography
#longexposure
#meditation
#mentalhealth
#moonlight
#night
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#postmodernism
#sea
#seascape
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Breathe - a short clip of a projection idea I've been working on for a few months, projecting film of the Sunderland coast into a forest twenty miles inland, displacing elements of the environment.

Part of my MA Fine Art project at the University of Sunderland

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@sunderlandfineart
@mafineartsunderland
@sunderlandculture

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#contemporary
#fineart
#fineartphotography
#ifisayitsart
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#landscapephotography
#longexposure
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#moonlight
#night
#northeastengland
#photography
#postmodernism
#sea
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Breathe - A moment of contemplation at the end of a month of deliberation and decision, lost in a period of reflection both actual and metaphorical.

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@sunderlandcreative
@sunderlandfineart
@mafineartsunderland

#art
#contemplation
#contemporary
#fineart
#fineartphotography
#ifisayitsart
#landscapelover
#landscapephotography
#longexposure
#meditation
#mentalhealth
#moonlight
#night
#northeastengland
#photography
#postmodernism
#sea
#seascape
#seascapephotographer
#seascapephotography
#sunderland
#universityofsunderland
#water
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I drifted away from video back to stills photography for a little while, but can't seem to resist all the extra elements that come with it. I like to shoot what I call 'moving photographs', short pieces of video, composed as a still image but with repetative or cycling movement. I also love playing with sound and the level of emotion and tension that can be created with it.

Part of my MA Fine Art project at the University of Sunderland

@sunderlanduni
@sunderlandcreative
@sunderlandfineart
@mafineartsunderland

#art
#contemplation
#contemporary
#fineart
#fineartphotography
#ifisayitsart
#landscapelover
#landscapephotography
#longexposure
#meditation
#mentalhealth
#moonlight
#night
#northeastengland
#photography
#postmodernism
#sea
#seascape
#seascapephotographer
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#universityofsunderland
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Breathe - As I work on this project, my journey of exploration is taking me further from the work that I imagined I would make and more towards the what I aspired to create. I am drifting away from the sharp, verbatim, facsimiles of reality that I once made and towards something that, for me at least, feels less like photography and more like a contemplative experience. When I look at them, these images conjure up in me the experience of the temperature, smells, sounds, the experience of watching the movement of the sea.

Part of my MA Fine Art project at the University of Sunderland

@sunderlanduni
@sunderlandcreative
@sunderlandfineart
@mafineartsunderland

#art
#contemplation
#contemporary
#fineart
#fineartphotography
#ifisayitsart
#landscapelover
#landscapephotography
#longexposure
#meditation
#mentalhealth
#moonlight
#night
#northeastengland
#photography
#postmodernism
#sea
#seascape
#seascapephotographer
#seascapephotography
#sunderland
#universityofsunderland
#water
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Work from my current project 'Breathe' part of Shrine Gallery online Group Show. Looking forward to a time when we can get back to exhibiting again in real life.

Part of my MA Fine Art at the University of Sunderland.

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