Metamorphosis Series 1

Metamorphosis, Series 1, taken at sunset in Norway in late summer, aims to explore a sense of movement and the possibility for change. The leaves of the waterlily, or lotus flower, used in many cultures to symbolise the potential for cleansing and purity are a recurrent visual theme. Growing from peat, they stretch up through water to reach flower on the surface.

The images show a movement from darkness and entanglement to levity and light. Towards the end of the series there is an abstraction of this imagery, and left are just layers of colour and light/shade on the image.

Taken with a 1937 Zeiss Ikon camera on medium format film, they are analogue C-prints and are not computer manipulated. Manually double-exposing images in-camera creates a layered effect that suggests both presence and distance.