A good question, and one I have been asking myself more and more recently.
I’m probably most well-known for the minimal monochrome winter landscapes I love to shoot and still do, but I’m increasingly being drawn to the more creative side of photography, with multiple exposures, intentional camera movement and long exposures to name but a few.
I’ve dabbled in this genre for quite a few years, but never really taken it seriously, and the images I’ve produced have been more ‘happy accidents’ than planned and executed.
The first image I took that I was really happy with was this one of a tree; a multiple exposure (on film), then colour shifted a bit in Photoshop to give an otherworldly feel.
Then this from Saltburn in 2006 I produced this
Only 1/8 second but hand held in a howling gale and this is still one of my favourites.
Over the years since I’ve played with different techniques, but never really taken them too seriously. Monochrome has always been my first love and forever will be.
However, in the past couple of years, I’ve found myself trying to be more creative with my style, certainly with colour work. I don’t think I’ve quite got there yet but that gives me something to strive for and a purpose to get up in the morning.
Watch this space…
By Janet Burdon