Sea , vast, one word! Demarcated horizontally at the near side by the shore or human made limits, at the far side demarcated vertically by the horizon dividing the sea from the sky. The far side, the horizon is a point never to be reached..
The sea is so immense .. a majority of people "heading to the sea", once back home, talk about the weather, the people encountered, the conversations, the food.. is it because the sea is so immense to grasp that we do not mind to see the details in the sea?
Impermanence, high tide is a conversation between ourselves and the sea. My conversation lasted months, with my camera as my notebook. I talked with her, always when she was at her high. I maintained the exact same point of view.. location, azimuth, elevation, composition.. to minimise my own influence when observing her.
Here you find my notes.
Often the sea is depicted in painting, photography, film, .. when she is shouting, whipping upon mankind, mankind made vessels and structures, mankind left to the sea's devices.
Maybe one day I'll reach out to her with my lens based notebook when she is shouting, however for now, I selected the conversations at lower voice, even whispering now and then. When she whispers, she surprised me with details never paid attention to before.
Looking back at my notes, I start to see variations in synonyms, punctuations, the subtile changes in the energy of words, rhythm, pitch, silences to express herself.
I wish you intense and detailed conversations encompassing all of her verbiage next time you both meet.
Print on Photo Rag
Size: 262 x 108 cm - 103.15 x 42.5 inch (bespoke dimensions on request)
February 23rd - March 10th, 2019
Group expo Oerklassiek at Scharpoord, Knokke, Belgium