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An Audience of Character

Taking Another Turn in the Path

Michéla Griffith

Michéla Griffith

My images combine an early love of drawing and painting with a long-standing passion for photographing the landscape. An important part of my portfolio continues to be about the interaction between water and light in, but I’m also experimenting with movement on land and even my own progress on foot through the landscape. Website

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For my lightning talk at the On Landscape Meeting of Minds conference, I considered how my images of water were evolving and I talked not just about using the water’s surface as a canvas, but about loosening the knots of representational landscape photography.

Since turning my back on the hills and views, I’ve photographed incident, motion and light; streams and rivers and pools in the abstract; played a little with movement on land and my own progress and that of others through the landscape. I now find myself taking another turn in the path.

Treeplay: Trees have increasingly been recurring in my images over the last 18 months, reflected in whole or part or built up in layers of light and shade



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  • I will preview more images and words from An Audience of Character as part of my talk at the #ConnectedTEN exhibition launch weekend at Patchings Art Centre. The weekend of Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 April promises to be an excellent and convivial gathering, with talks from Sue Bishop, Paul Kenny, Rachael Talibart, John Irvine, Rob Knight and myself. Titled, slightly tongue in cheek, Tales from the Riverbank , my talk is at 3pm on Sunday 9 April and will draw on the transformation that my photography has undergone over the past 5 years. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/28de7490601ec1be940803e8d66d3316b009fa01f0b9a602f3efd183f61e0c30.jpg

  • Phil Starkey

    @onlandscape-92cc227532d17e56e07902b254dfad10:disqus Good to read how your project came about and is progressing. Really looking forward to seeing and hearing more about it as it unfolds.

    • Thanks Phil. It’s probably as well that I wrote this, as at times I might otherwise have been tempted to go do something else with slightly fewer permutations!

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