TO MY PERSONAL
TO MY PERSONAL
The idea for the project came when I heard a story about a Native American tribe that counted their age, not in years but in summers . I know it kind of amounts to the same thing, but it was the fact that they counted only a season of our conventional view of a year, towards your age, that struck me. For example, 50 years sounds like a long time - but just 50 summers…?
It pricked my curiosity that’s for sure.
I could recall a few summers, here and there: from my childhood; some from my teens and so on. However, I realised that I couldn't really remember many of them. So, if I just counted my “remembered” summers, that made me about twenty summers old.
This notion then developed into this series of photographs.
As well as a memoir of recording these wonderful scenes (all shot in Norfolk), the series itself would protect this particular summer (2013) in a physical, pictorial form.
The subject matter seemed apt to me as there is an obvious seasonal connection with age and a more notional one of memory too. Indeed, one of the trees in the series is close to one thousand summers old.
Imagine if you could remember all of those!
(Each print from the series is limited to 35 prints. Printed and mounted to archival standards by the photographer. Printed on A2 Epson Exhibition Fibre paper and mounted on Daler Rowney ph neutral Antique White mountboard using archival acid free tape. The board is cut to 70 x 50 cm (27 x 19.7") and the long edge of the image is approx 52 cm (20.5"). Please use "Contact" section for payment details.)Digital Photography, Fine Arts, Photography2013
“This Time Will Come."
One day this time will come,
In life and in the way of it.
My Lovely will walk on
No turning back to smile,
For me to smile.
Not on this path at least...
But in my memory only.”
(Poem © Mark Farquharson.)
Series of landscape images many of which are available as limited edition prints. Prints immediately available up to A2 size, printed on Epson museum grade 100% cotton fibre "Hot Press Bright" or alternatively on "Exhibition Fibre Paper". If you require prints larger than A2 please contact Mark Farquharson via "Contact" section.Digital Photography, Fine Arts, Photography2013
Series of colour prints and cards.
Various print sizes and digital downloads available. Please use the "Contact" section for availability and orders.Digital Photography, Fine Arts, Photography2013
The theme in itself is simple.
You see a stone, a leaf, a feather - whatever – for some reason that’s the one you must take home. You like its shape, intricacy or texture.
Or maybe you’ve just never looked at this object in that way before - close up.
And so, these things end up at home, put in “the jar” or window sill; in your collection.
But your imagination is involved in this possibly innate and certainly primitive action, of collecting tokens. Your imagination is the work of the mind that helps create. We can often look at these apparently simple objects and be fascinated by how alien they look or just be amazed by their complexity.
Significantly though, a theme that runs throughout my work is that of memory. As my own memory, dramatically decreases, these images become a physical and pictorial aide memoire to these observations and recollections.
However they are more than just objects or stuff: it just comes down to the pleasure of enjoying these apparently simple things that can so easily be underestimated.Digital Photography, Fine Arts, Photography2014
A small selection of Mark's portrait work. If your interested in a shoot please use the "Contact" section for availability and to discuss your ideas.Digital Photography, Fine Arts, Photography2013
Selection of quirky images of people and theatrical posters.Digital Photography, Photography2013
Images of urban scenes and man made structures.Digital Photography, Fine Arts, Photography2013
As we walk through our towns and cities, we often stop observing our surroundings, usually because the journey has become routine or mundane. We can amble along, simply channelled by the physical boundaries of roads, walls and barriers, until we reach our destination - on auto pilot. We see nothing because we think there is nothing to see.
However, just occasionally, if we deliberately take time and look closely at the apparently bland surfaces surrounding us, we can start to pick out and isolate the textures, shapes, colours and patterns within them.
With that in mind, this particular visual journey began when I started doing just that. The original series (in black and white) was started in 1987, while at university.
It was about that time I read an article on "Chaos Theory" (maths...I know...but I must confess I loved maths at high school - even quadratic equations!) It struck me how apt the theory was - at least in part - to what I was visually exploring.
The main precept behind "Chaos Theory" is the underlying notion of small occurrences significantly affecting the outcomes of seemingly unrelated events. Also referred to "non-linear dynamics".
Go on try it...Digital Photography, Fine Arts, Photography2013
Work in progress...Digital Photography, Fine Arts, Photography2013
Images of nature available as prints up to A2 size with border printed on Epson professional archival inkjet paper (Exhibition Fibre or Hot Press Bright).Digital Photography, Fine Arts, Photography2013