By redirecting the technique and aesthetic traditionally used in documentary photographic practice, towards a way of working with a philosophy I call honest subjectivity, I present a selection of carefully sequenced photographs taken in Norfolk. The images here stand to serve a personal end; they are part of an open-ended story that moves, buckles and bifurcates, with an aim not to transfigure the reality of a life experience, but to understand it.
Seraphically Free is a visually poetic attempt at deciphering my acquaintance with existentialist thought. A cerebral odyssey, recently intensified by an acquired case of quarantine-induced neurasthenia. While we are all living a life abridged, this book represents a quest to discover and mete out a sense of value in our untouched sentience. It is a way to shake off the absurdity of it all, a means to rediscover lost optimism and the fullness of time, and to live once again like George Meredith’s lark: ‘seraphically free’.
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