Sun, Sea, Sand: Polurrian
Taken on what many people would describe as the idyllic Cornish Summer’s day, this triptych shows the evolution of an image from the original photographic representation of a beach scene, to an abstracted and simplified image.
All three images of the triptych retain the orginal colour and atmosphere of the original scene, but the more abstract images become more like a memory of the scene – the details are lost and only the colours and atmosphere are left.
Sun, Sea, Sand: Lelant
A secluded beach, with a view across to Godrevy lighthouse (the burst of white that you can see in Sun, Sea, Sand: Lelant II) – Lelant beach has golden sand and clear blue water.
Approached through a path that runs past a church and a golf course, sunbathers are rewarded with beautiful soft sand and dunes, and children have lovely warm tidal pools to play in. For many, this beach has everything you could want.
The images are abstracted to simplify the scene, yet retain the colour and vibrancy of a hot summer’s day spent lazily on the beach.
Sun, Sea, Sand: Perranporth Wave break
One of Cornwall’s iconic surf beaches, Perranporth offers long sandy beaches, and frothing surf.
Most visitors will have spent long summer days jumping waves, or waiting with a bodyboard in the chilly waters. This triptych captures the energy of the sea while providing a restful image to remind you of your time in or by the sea.
Sun, Sea, Sand: Porth Joke wave break
Porth Joke – also known as Polly Joke by the locals, is one of the most beautiful beaches in the county. As it is a sheltered cove, the waves flow in to the beach uninterrupted by any cross winds. The Waves therefore break beautifully, catching the rays of the sun as they crest and collapse in spray and mist.
The wave break images work best on brushed aluminium, where the texture of the material reflects the sunlight through the photographic print, ensuring that the iridescent colours shine out in to the room as the sun catches the surface of the image.
Sun, Sea, Sand: PorthJoke Flowers
Above the beach, on the cliffs, fields of Poppies and Cornflowers burst in to life in May and June. Shining brightly in the sun, the flowers provide a dramatic contrast of red and yellow against the turquoise blue seas.
These images were captured on a traditional 35mm camera, with the resulting images digitised and manipulated to highlight the bands of colour painted by nature.
PorthJoke Flowers Triptych
PorthJoke Flowers: Poppies
Sun, Sea, Sand: Gwithian
Sun, Sea, Sand: Perranporth wave