In recent posts, in addition to the on-going influences in my work such as Don McCuillin, Sebastiao Salgado, Art Wolfe and Frank Hurley I have looked at the work of Helen Sear, Guy Tal and Nicki Gwynn-Jones. In my previous portfolio I found the work of Iain Sarjeant and Roman Loranc particularly inspiring not just in terms of their imagery but also in how they speak about their work.
I decided to have another look at Roman Loranc and in particular to see if any of his new work had focused on trees. Trees on The Road to Elgol is one of the options I am considering for my new Work in Progress Portfolio. I found the following images:
I enjoyed viewing these images but I am not sure they will help me in any specific way. His images are less abstract than I had in mind and the first two are, for me, more traditional landscape shots, although there is a clear sense of place in his work. As is often the case with Loranc’s work, water plays a central role in the first image providing an ethereal aesthetic. However, I do take away his ability to capture the shapes, form and texture of his subjects often using occluded light and misty conditions to evoke the mood and scene.
I will paste these images into my Photographer’s Sketchbook to remind me of his approach when I am in the field on The Road to Elgol.