The success and breakthrough of the videos I shot yesterday have buoyed me up.  By looking through the rain on my windscreen I gained a glimpse into Graham Harman’s world of Object-Oriented Ontology.

The weather forecast predicts a sunny day for my final period of practice and so I head to the loch where it is bright, but the water and reflections are gloomy.

Reduction 64 – Alison Price, November 2021

I decide to use my 50mm lens which has a wider angle of view.   Normally, I like to focus or reduce the frame of view in my image-making to concentrate on the object of my attention or awareness.  My plan today is to destabilise the viewer in a different way.  I was recently reminded of some shots I had taken at the end of my MA – two of which made the Final Major Project.

Reduction 65 – Alison Price, August 2019

Reduction 66 – Alison Price, August 2019

Reduction 67 – Alison Price, August 2019

The images above are triple exposures but this morning I decide to stick with two and review the results, before adding the complexity of a third image and the technical choices that involves.

As I work, I do not feel very positive about the results – this is because there are few shafts of light that might give the images a mystical feel.  However, I need to give myself some time and space to develop and perfect the technique and hone my aesthetic and technical skills.

Reduction 68 – Alison Price, November 2021

Reduction 69 – Alison Price, November 2021

Reduction 70 – Alison Price, November 2021

Reduction 71 – Alison Price, November 2021

The results of the final day of Practice 7 are interesting and certainly have a destabilising effect.  The images show land distorted through water – refraction.  I will return to this idea when I start Practice 8 in a couple of weeks.

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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