Tricia Meynell - Fine Art Photographer
“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something
interesting in an ordinary place…I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” (Elliot Erwitt)
This quote just about sums up the way I feel about photography. For me it’s all about capturing the essence of the moment without getting too bound up in reality. I have found my camera to be less of an instrument with which to record what I see in front of me, but more of a tool which allows me to present the scene in a personal way.
Light, colour and form shape my imagery - using the ‘Intentional Camera
Movement’ (ICM) technique, the structure of the subject is rendered as a confusion of colours and shapes with just the merest hint of reality behind it, allowing the viewer to interpret the image as they wish.
Some of my most recent work has been made by using fabrics and coloured objects which, when arranged ‘correctly’ can create the illusion of being somewhere I would rather be.
When I’m not swinging my camera around like a deranged person I like to ‘meddle’ with the photographic process, not by using photoshop (which seems oh so complicated), but by printing onto surfaces other than paper - for example, acetate, which can then be sprayed randomly with water, thus altering the image by giving it the appearance more of a painted watercolour than a photograph.
Photography, like life itself, is what you make it