'Where there is no light, one cannot see; and when one cannot see, your imagination starts to run wild. You begin to suspect that something is about to happen. In the dark there is mystery and also beauty.' - John Alton My work is about my childhood memories in the rural landscape. Each location that I photograph has a specific memory attached to it from my childhood. From horse riding through the woods, and across the countryside, to taking nighttime walks. I have always found the rural landscape to be both equally beautiful and mysterious, especially at night. I wanted to try and capture specific memories connected to my childhood in my photographs. Setting up a scene in the rural landscape at night, I use artificial lighting to light a specific area of the landscape. I then paint the scene with light, illuminating the areas that are most important and need to stand out in the image. Using black and white photography allowed me to capture the subtle interventions that I made in the landscapes.
Hilary Clarke • Sarah Greene-Salm • Caoimhe Heaney • Miroslava Pavelkova • Siabh-Nicoleta Wall • Caoimhe Walsh •