Seagull and Fisherman

PhotographerJeremy Senior
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryAuckland, New Zealand
Photo Date28/12/2012
Technical Info60 sec at f16, 50mm, ISO 50
About Photographer

I use photography as a way of exploring the world and recording my experiences. I am passionate about the art of photography and I love the process of long exposure. I grew up on a farm in rural New Zealand and always had a connection with the outdoors so exploring the landscape with my camera was a natural step. After completing a Diploma in Graphic Design, I studied photography gaining a Bachelor of Media Arts in 2004. In 2010, I began to work on ideas based around long exposure photography and so began a new direction for my work. My work has stemmed from an interest in monochrome landscape photography, spatial relationships and minimalism. I am fascinated by the magnitude of space, scale, perspective and the way light falls on the landscape. Using the camera as a tool, the medium of photography assists in the exploration of landscapes formed by nature and intertwined with human traces. Objects and places that are not noticeable, even overlooked, unveil their beauty through the fluid and soft use of light. My work is minimalistic: simple, uncomplicated and void of clutter. This evokes a sense of serenity, spaciousness and clarity. Compositions are carefully balanced through framing. Long exposures strip away distractions through the symphony of movement and time. The viewer’s attention is directed to the still elements, dominant within this unending motion.