Nothing brings home the beauty and power of the world that we live in like walking. Moving into our bodies, we embody the truth that as artists we are to make a ‘body of work’.
Walking in this World | Julia Cameron
A self-taught photographic artist, I have followed Cameron’s advice for many years now—walking as far and as often as I can—mostly around my home in southern Scotland but sometimes further afield as well. This practice has become an intrinsic part of my identity and affords me a powerful connection to the landscape I inhabit.
The images I collect along the way are often representational, a visual attempt to capture the essence of the interaction I experience on each journey, whether that is with the landscape itself or a person or animal I encounter.
I am particularly drawn to the abstract — shape, texture, colour, light, shadow — and the potential these offer for seeing beyond the obvious into the deeper patterns and rhythms that form in the world around us.
The events of the past 18 months have encouraged a period of deep, inner reflection which I am looking to embody in my work, challenging myself to be more exploratory (and confident) in the subjects and narratives I choose to turn my lens toward.