Honourable Mention in the International COLOR awards 2015
Whilst exploring these South Western cliffs, a site for many shipwrecks over the years, I have always been anxious about stumbling across a dead person, and placing this volunteer in an almost washed up position in this deep and secret gully, was a visual depiction of that possibility, yet as other viewers have said, she looks almost as if she’s just waiting for the kiss of life, to gasp that saving breath, to be plucked off the stone and nurtured back to life. Equally, she is like a new-born in contrast to the large, smooth, red, rock tunnel framing her fragile, helpless body, but incredibly as with all mankind, a body born of the earth.
It has been fascinating over the last year, discussing this image, of which I have a large print in my gallery, hearing the signs, symbols and stories that others have read into this image. It’s why my scribbled sentences are just thoughts, no rights or wrongs or definitive answers, just suggestions, which some will see and others may not, though they will likely have stories of their own.
"Landscape Figures" explores the relationship between organic human figures and a notional 'wild landscape'.
For Glyn the landscape has always been more important than photography itself but for over three years now he has spent much of his time on a project exploring fragility of the human form in wild landscape, but also the sensuous relationship of the human to that environment.
“Although the nude is vital to the project and integral within the images, the images are not just ‘nudes’ – they are landscapes and stories. In a way they are just simple, beautiful, dreamlike visual questions”.
Archival - Pigment ink on 315 gsm acid free cotton-rag paper