Photography is central to my site-based practice. Although I think of it more in terms of documentation than aesthetics, identifying what I want to photograph remains more of an intuitive, ‘felt’ activity than I sometimes admit. Here are small assortment of favourite photos, which I’ll update once in a while.
This is a photograph taken in my work room in response to a request by a young American artist named Miranda Brandon, who I met at the Invisible Scotland event. (Among other things, we invented ‘Shortbread Jenga’). Miranda works as a teaching assistant with Prof Christine Baeumler and is engaged in a project that draws attention to the condition of bird life in the USA, the relative health and likelihood of species survival, and so on. She asked us to pick at random from her collection of beautifully printed posters of different species and to cut out and ‘locate’ the birds presented. We were then to photograph the result and send it to her for inclusion on a Facebook web site.
These are my Tree Swallows.