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16 AUGUST 2020:

Silk Mountain

A-091. Silk Mountain - by Greig Clifford
Copr. Copyright © 2020 GREIG CLIFFORD.

Today's post has a surreal look. Photographed quite locally on the South Downs during a recent family trek this is a silk scarf my daughter was playing with, dropping it over herself.

Obviously I have a few typical family photo album snaps from this moment, but seeing how the scarf occasionally formed mountain-like shapes, her hands and head underneath forming ridges and valleys, I couldn't help wanting to see if I could catch something a little more artistic. With that scenic panorama behind I thought there was a chance a cool photo might come from it.

I liked the textures of the silk against sky with its interesting clouds, and by composing centrally I'm hoping the scarf becomes more dominant and stronger and consequently feels even more odd / out of place / not natural to the scene. I'm hoping that despite it being front and center it isn't immediately obvious that the 'mountain' is a silk scarf, revealing its true self only when one gives the image more than just a glance... a little reward for spending a little time with the photo.

If this image is the first of mine you have seen, or you are generally new to my work, please know I'm always keen to make new contacts and push my photography to wider horizons. If you like what you see, say hello!

If you are able to help bring my photography to a larger audience, then lets talk! I'd be glad to hear from you!

Finally, prints of this image are available, starting at affordable prices to encourage new collectors. Signed archival quality prints are strictly limited in number. Your support is very much appreciated.

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