About the Book
Although we have unprecedented freedom of movement, modern life is extremely regimented, subject to rules and regulations, our every move monitored and logged. With our diaries mapped out months in advance and deadlines to meet, our daily routines allow us little spontaneity. We live in our heads, hardly noticing our surroundings as we rush from A to B.
In a spirit of spontaneity, exploration and adventure, I decided to undertake a series of journeys completely subject to the vagaries of chance, the sole purpose being to lay myself open to whatever may happen, to go wherever I am led, and ultimately to see if behind the random and haphazard, connections can be made. I will be taking to the streets of London accompanied only by my camera, a copy of the A-Z and a set of dice. Like all games of chance, however, these journeys will be subject to a set of rules......
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/