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Working traditionally with medium format and colour film looking for the potential of beauty in the common place I have photographed canals in Amsterdam (Resonance, Polyrhythm, Polyphony) and their metamorphosis as they reflect in the water throughout the seasons. The images have a depth, which lies beneath the surface and permeates the work with a feeling of mystery that is aimed to draw the viewer in. Water resonates with memory, pictures dissolving into one another coming into focus and fading away. Freezing the motion of water or framing a small part of it, the image becomes an abstraction, of something that exists only for the briefest of moments and is totally unrepeatable.

Attempting to capture these fleeting changes and freeze these moments of transient beauty always feels like embarking on a journey. There is poetry within the constantly rippling water that transforms all it reflects with an unpredictability that resonates with and echo’s the lack of control we experience throughout existence.

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Christiane Zschommler
chriszsch England

Publish Date  March 31, 2010

Dimensions  Standard Portrait  80 pgs Premium Paper, matte finish

Category  Fine Art Photography

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Comments (4)

akiruna

akiruna says

lovely book!

posted at 12:13pm Dec 02 PST

jacquemo

jacquemo says

you have some really great shots in here. very nice work!

posted at 12:37pm Jul 29 PST

jacquemo

jacquemo says

you have some really great shots in here. very nice work!

posted at 12:37pm Jul 29 PST

runningwild

runningwild says

this is a most unusual book .. i am a bit non plussed by it .. i can only suggest that you join the royal photographic society and pursue your photographic endeavours in relation to their framework of creative work or contemporary work or nature study .. do you have a category for this .. i like the poetic description but in my opinion even though some of the shots are excellent it is difficult to get to the idea without the words.. you have chosen a very difficult concept (transcience) indeed

posted at 04:45am Mar 31 PST

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