Edgeley Park Shoot | Gallery

In response to the re-photography task in week 1 of the Surfaces and Strategies module I decided to revisit Edgeley Park, Stockport. I timed my shoot to coincide with golden hour in order to experiment with a different type of light. I also felt that it was a good opportunity to make some work which isn’t driven by human presence. Eggleston comments that when shooting he looks to separate colour from composition. Therefore I wanted to make this a theme within these photographs. I further intended to try to layer images and find alternative and peculiar vantage points as a result of the weeks reading. Another current influence is the work of Alex Webb who comments on his intention to create complex images which stop short of chaos.

I was also mindful of recent feedback from my tutors who suggest that to include more of a context, one would benefit from stepping back in order to include more of the environment. In using this approach I hope to learn more about the creation of a poetic image which alludes to a narrative or metaphor. I am conscious that some of my previous work is one-dimensional and although I feel that there is a place for this type of work, throughout this unit I intend to be ambitious in the hope of strengthening my voice.

In the days/weeks to come I will visit new locations however the current lockdown measures will hinder my ability to make work which has a human presence and fulfil my intentions. Therefore I will continue my research into photographers who shoot colour such as William Christenberry and Stephen Shore.

Published by drewfindlay82

Photographer based in Stockport, England. This website is for the purpose of my personal work, currently studying MA Photography at Falmouth University.

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