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.
Treescapes, 2008-2014 Published September 27, 2014
Restricted View Published August 08, 2014
GARDENS IN MARRAKECH Published April 22, 2014
Rome 2013 by Christiane Zschommler Published February 25, 2013