Wolfgang Tillmans – Freischwimmer – Similarities to the Underwater World

In Tillmans Freischwimmer, delicate strands of colour flow as if clouds of pigment in every direction. I looked at Tillmans work for its exhibition presentation strategy but these have a distinct aquatic feeling to them. The flow and spread of strands acts very much as if water flowing, hitting a surface or being distorted by … Continue reading Wolfgang Tillmans – Freischwimmer – Similarities to the Underwater World

Tim Simmons – Artificial Light in the Environment

Tim Simmons creates photos combining artificial and natural lighting resulting in an ethereal tone through the shape of light in the landscape. Light sources emanating from natural locations place them in the unfamiliar, a unknown atmosphere from what we know. Simmons has been photographing since the late 90s, working as a commercial photographer until 2005. … Continue reading Tim Simmons – Artificial Light in the Environment

Audio Art – Serenity and Various Artists

In this blog post I look at three different pieces of underwater audio art. Each with their own unique styles and methods for creating immersive sounds, natural and artificial. I continue my research into hydrophone artwork as it inspire my own artwork for the short film I am creating. The first art piece is by … Continue reading Audio Art – Serenity and Various Artists

Joanna Lentini – ‘A Wild Life’

Joanna Lentini's work is based in the great outdoors, exploring above and below the waters surface. Regularly exhibiting and writing about experiences and adventures, Lentini also works to reconnect people with nature through 'A Wild Life', presenting nature workshops and conversations to entice the exploration of nature. Figure 1 'A Wild Life' keeps a regularly … Continue reading Joanna Lentini – ‘A Wild Life’

Presentation Ideas

I plan to present the project over a period of time and through multiple media outlets including, exhibitions, dedicated website and mental health related companies. I've considered social media but that is still on the fence for effectiveness of experiencing the content. Nearing the end of the year with 4 months to go, physical exhibitions … Continue reading Presentation Ideas

Quick Review of Short Films/Videos

In this blog post I look through short films about photographers I have great admiration for. As part of creating my own short film I am looking to learn more from viewing others work, to create effective stories and methodologies in creating that. 'Black Moon' Trent Mitchell & Robert Sherwood 'Black Moon' takes us into … Continue reading Quick Review of Short Films/Videos

Guillaume Néry – Discovering a Different World

Guillaume Néry is a French freediving champion, later turned to create films underwater whilst freediving. Inspired to discover the wonders of the underwater world, Néry and his team created the film 'One Breath Around The World'. The idea came from the stories of others walking around the world alone, they thought why not show the … Continue reading Guillaume Néry – Discovering a Different World

Lynda Laird – Multimedia Story

Lynda Laird's 'Dans Le Noir' (In the Dark) creates a story that portrays the emotions linked with the anniversary of Operation Overlord. It involves a multimedia format including photos, videos, military strategic maps and diaries of resistance members. The photographs are reinforced with the colour of red dominating throughout yet the bunkers are colourless and … Continue reading Lynda Laird – Multimedia Story

Figurative Art – Underwater

Figurative art retains aspects of the real world as the subject matter and is predominantly matched to paintings. Commonly distorted it applies to art before abstract art and can also be seen in some photography although not directly linked. The meaning is very similar to other terms and where it is linked more towards paintings, … Continue reading Figurative Art – Underwater

Meaghan Ogilvie – Awareness of Water

Meaghan Ogilvie's work focuses on our relationship to nature and where we find ourselves within that relationship during a period of rapid ecological change. For twelve years Ogilvie has been practicing underwater photography, experiencing the physical, spiritual and emotional impacts it gives. Her fascination with nature being at the forefront of the work, leading onto … Continue reading Meaghan Ogilvie – Awareness of Water