rock study #6

A detail in the coastal rock that I'd noticed whilst on a poodle walk. I would pass it by every time we walked to Dog Beach. It recalled the abstract modernist photographers ---eg., Aaron Siskind--- associated with the abstract expressionist movement.

 Siskind emphasize the modernist concern with the flatness of the picture plane and his  approach to picture making emphasised  close-up framing, as well as an emphasis on texture, line, and visual rhymes  to creating abstract images of found objects  in the real world. 

rock study #1

This is basically where I started exploring the coastal zone in a serious manner. I used a medium format camera, tripod and slow film  in the early morning.  I  climbed down and up  the cliffs with all the equipment to reach the  foot of the cliff,

The  foot of the cliff was  right on the  edge  of the sea at high tide. The dogs came with me on that occasion. I had to help them climb up the slippery waterfall section  of the cliff face.