About the Book
Parklife. People walking, playing, watching, waiting, dreaming....people relaxing, hurrying, performing, conversing.... people observing and being observed. The park is like a stage with benches for the audience and paths leading in from the wings to a central grassed arena where the actors enter and exit. Little moments of drama, narratives suddenly unfold and equally quickly dissipate - a young man practices juggling; a greyhound races across the grass, catching and killing a squirrel; two young Mormons identically dressed in black suits attempt to spread the word of God; chance encounters; random occurrences. And all the while, time passes, the leaves fall, the rain stops, the sun comes out, life goes on.
Through my camera viewfinder I observe the daily and seasonal nuances which alter our domestic, rural and urban spaces. I usually prefer to take my inspiration from life as it unfolds, seeking to frame the mundane stuff of daily life in unexpected ways and creating fresh perspectives on the everyday. I have a particular interest in photographing the urban landscape, incorporating chance elements and exploring the nature of serendipity, coincidence and connections.The images are then combined into sequences in book form to emphasise the underlying relationships between the apparently random and haphazard, celebrating the accidental and the spontaneous. I am a recent graduate of the MA Photography course, de Montfort University, Leicester. My Blogs: Hymn to the Hipstamatic: http://ingridnewton3.blogspot.co.uk/ Par Hazard: http://www.ingridnewton.blogspot.com/ London Muse: http://ingridnewton2.blogspot.co.uk/ Daily photoblog: http://anniedog.shutterchance.com/