Wild & Tamed
When entering a remarkable garden or natural landscape you experience a state of sensory contentment, for humans adopt an intuitive attention mode of fascination when they are in safe, natural environments. In nature, sounds, sights and smells spontaneously take us into a reverie, daydream, and contemplation and these states of mind have restorative qualities.
Early photography was concerned with fixing the 'fleeting shadow' of nature. The desire to record the passing scenes that capture our eye as we wander in the natural world is a shared intent for creating these photographs. As the natural world shrinks to national parks, pot plants, and signifiers, there is an urgency to look lovingly and protectively upon it. Enchantment will vanish from the world if nature, wild or tame, is reduced to existing only as an artefact, a myth or a phantom.