After experiencing the collapse of my lifelong relationship with religion I was left with a restlessness that look me into a state of longing. The closest I feel to a spiritual connection is when I’m photographing, when I allow my subconscious to take over. This work explores the burden of human existence: feeling the pull of spirituality that creates a relentless longing while being anchored in this mortal body. Reverence creates a space for contemplation to encourage a still point in a world that is constantly in flux. I set about taking time, light and energy and making it tactile. Embedding the ethereal into material invites the viewer to open themselves to the suggestions and nuances of the work. It is a connection to something real. This process of connecting my psyche with the energy of the earth is almost ritualistic. It humbles me, heals me and quietens my mind. Reverence is my grounding.
Matthew Adendorff • Ella Baxter • Phoebe Elizabeth Chaplin - Shannon • Dillon Conway • Amy Ferguson • Levi Joy • Sophie Jayne Knox • Ben Malcolmson • Daniel Anthony McCabe • Luke McCann • Rachel McClure • Chloe-Jayne McConville • Jonathan Moore • Shane O'Neill • Adela Puterkova • Magda Smolen • Deni Tsankova • Faith Wilson •