My intention in creating my images, using all media, is to explore and understand my environment. My starting point in my work is often with photography. I find this enables me to record and later reflect on the world around me. I often incorporate the photograph in my work which I find helps retain the integrity of the image while also allowing me to develop my ideas further, to give a more thoughtful and deeper meaning.

 

Along with using traditional film, pinhole and digital photography I also transfer my images onto wood and experiment with the possibilities this offers by using different types of wood, including found wood and driftwood. I also explore combining this with other mediums and ways of working to alter the photographs or push them in different directions. I prefer to let the image itself guide me in this process so that some become abstractions, others repeat themselves. Natural colours, forms and lines serve as my main inspiration

 

JAGO NEAL