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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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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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#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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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
#seascapephotography
#sunderland
#universityofsunderland
#water
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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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Woodland walks. It has been a long time since I've been this low. I can't work out what it is that is breaking my stride. Life is giving me everything that I want, but sometimes I cannot stop the darkness from enveloping me. Behind the ringing in my ears, my mind is filled with the worst of the past; every loss, every failure, every scar, every hurt. I've reached out for help, but as always it comes too slowly and with every waiting day the problems become more significant. I am struggling to keep those things in place that help; run everyday, eat properly, sleep well, take time. Time between the trees is my only reprieve.

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#northumberland
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