Finished.

I finished both Daisyfield’s and Blackburn Museum’s installation on Monday. Sometimes it felt as though I wasn’t moving forward at all, but now it’s all up with all the finishing touches completed I can say I’m quite happy.

My work in Daisyfield Mill.
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And a close up of how it’s been hung on the wall.
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And my work in the Museum.
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The text that accompanies both sets of images is very similar, bar one paragraph which I had to remove for it to flow with the images in the museum.

For Daisyfield it reads thusly;

Flow.

This series of images is the culmination of a 2 month period during which I travelled to Ingleton in the Yorkshire Dales and Pitlochry in Highland Perthshire, in Scotland, with a large format view camera.

The images exhibited were created within commercialised landscapes, I chose these locales for their aesthetic traits, beautiful landscapes cordoned off to preserve the natural beauty for future enjoyment.

The top three images are prints from images created in Ingleton whilst walking the Waterfall Walk during early February. The lower three images were made whilst walking up Ben-Y-Vrackie, a Grampian Mountain; and on a secluded pebble beach in Pitlochry. (Removed for the Museum, as different images from the same project are used.)

The project title, “Flow,” comes from of two unconnected themes that have an association with how I work. It’s an illustrative look at water via long exposures and a psychological state of mind.

“Flow is a mental state of operation in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energised focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity. In essence, flow is characterised by complete absorption in what one does.” *

When I photograph scenes with my view camera I enter this state of mind and all my attention is focused on the scene and the camera. I am fully immersed in the location and the technical aspects of large format cameras and I can spend hours looking at the scene in a semi meditative state.

Thank you for taking the time to look at my work. If you would like to know more about these images do not hesitate to contact me at: adambirchall@outlook.com

* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flow_(psychology)

Now both Public Forum exhibitions are underway I can concentrate on my FIA images, I might go back to Beacon Fell during the next week to get some more shots to work with.

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