Today I am making an effort sorting images into categories for use in my proposed new book. The weather is as predicted “SNOW” and it doesn’t look like improving any time soon, my intentions for tonight were to attend a lecture entitled “Exploding Myths or The Nature of Creativity” it’s been called off. The inclement weather and the distances to be traveled by the lecturer, Steve Gosling dictated this decision, for anyone interested his work can be seen at his web site here http://www.stevegoslingphotography.co.uk/new-work.htm
My aim is to produce a coherent set of images using the above categories but not necessary in the order set out here and exploring the many uses of that commodity we all take for granted WATER, art in general tends to use water as a means to romanticise the landscape as with J W Waterhouse’s “the Lady of Shallot” after the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and reminiscent of John Everett
Millais “Ophelia” and whilst a sad story of suicide the flowers and the water emphasise the lovers demise making it quite a romantic image because of the location. The image by Millais to emphasise water for waters sake is the river image made in oils on canvas and in 1876 at Rumbling Bridge at Perthshire Scotland.
“The Sound of Many Waters” by J E Millais.
This is the type of work I would prefer to peruse, making water the main subject of the project and how we interact with it, for the good and bad, fun and danger it provides us with, and not just an enhancement of the main image