I have referred in other posts this week to the fact that I am being asked to develop my imagery with a possible move from black and white. I have written previously about the reasons for my choice of monochrome – nobody questioned Don McCullin’s motivation for using black and white images to showcase the Somerset Levels!

So, back to the process of reduction which has been described as a meditative practice and as such I am abstracting from the complexities of the realities I confront – the essence of my experience. Peeling away the layers of the onion is an example of the application of Ockham’s Razor – slicing away the elements of my visual perception that are not relevant to the core of my experience – in that context colour for me is an intrusion. As I withdraw deeper into my inner most experience colour fades from awareness.

It is said we dream in black and white and that reflects the fact that in my professional practice of photography, of necessity, I survived the experience by withdrawing my conscious awareness from what I was seeing.

Alison Price

Alison Price

My name is Alison Price and for the past ten years I have travelled the world photographing wildlife, including Alaska, Antarctica, Borneo, Botswana, the Canadian Arctic, Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
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