PERSONAL WEBSITE www.valdabailey.com
I am an artist largely motivated by colour and form and the tension and dynamism that these components can bring to an image. My objective is not so much to portray a literal representation but rather depict my feelings evoked by the landscape. I try to find something extraordinary in the mundane.
My approach to photography is greatly informed by my background in painting and influences come as much from artists as photographers. I think as a consequence of this, I am drawn towards flat, abstract renditions. I have found a way of working using multiple exposures and intentional camera movement which helps me simplify the detail in a scene. It is a way of working which is controllable to a certain degree, but still has a great deal of unpredictability about it and it is this aspect that is both challenging and rewarding.
Perhaps I am a rule breaker at heart - for me, nothing is more dispiriting and destructive to the creative process than somebody telling me that the rule of thirds, f/16 and a golden sunset must converge in perfect harmony in order for an image to be deemed successful.
PERSONAL WEBSITE www.dougchinnery.com
I am an artist making images full of movement and colour in which I attempt to reflect the moods and beauty of the world around me.
Inspired by painters such as Rothko, Turner, Klee and Matsumoto, I attempt to represent the world in a rather abstract way. In photography, my inspirations come from Chris Friel, Valda Bailey and Graham Cook.
I have won no awards and I revel in obscurity with my wife, Beth and faithful spaniel, Stan.