“Passing Realities“ is a body of work conceived through my research into other artists, notably Hiroshi Sugimoto, Thomas Joshua Cooper, Michael Wesely and Richard Misrach. I have taken a little bit of inspiration from each one of them and what you see now is a hybrid of sorts.
When I started out to create a series of photographs I knew I wanted to be outside and living here by the ocean in Cornwall the subject matter seems an obvious choice. In fact, there are many good photographers taking photographs of the ocean every day but I wanted to do something a little bit different. I wanted to play with time, as Sugimoto and Cooper do. Like Thomas Joshua Cooper I found the need to be at an exact point. My point was 50°25’32’’ N 5°6’2’’W looking west, at 30m above sea level, in all weathers other than rain!! Any time of day or night, as long as there is moonlight, some light, then I could take photographs.
It is fascinating to me, knowing that every single one of these photographs was taken from the same exact spot looking west at exactly the same view. I thought that maybe there would be a risk all of the photographs looking the same but that is the beauty of where we live.