After looking at my video’s of the tide changing my tutor told me to look at the work of Dalziel and Scullion. I feel quite blown away, it is hard to explain when the beauty and wildness of nature in their works is beyond words.
They have a text on the home page of their website which explains the motivation and thinking behind their work
I have always felt that when I photograph or film scenes that are just there in nature, that I cannot consider them my ‘work’, it would like claiming credit for the beauty of nature, when all I have done is turn on my camera. And yet I know how profoundly I am affected when my eyes and mind are open and I am immersed in the beauty of nature. And this can be anywhere, in the city or out in wildness of the Highlands, or elsewhere, below the surface or up at 37000 feet.
I need to revisit my attitude..and actually I am reminded of Lewis Hyde’s book titled The Gift I read last year, about the nature of creativity. The artistic ego just seems to get in the way.