I’m definitely getting a strong urge to follow the severe wind and big waves. The stormy conditions of the past week seem like an appropriate narrative for the times we live in and certainly sum up my own feelings about the state of play worldwide. The chaos of the storm has been the perfect antidote to the chaos of life. I have been working at finding my own take on the conditions and I hope there will be a series of images that develop over time into something quite uniquely mine. For now, though I feel like I’m stealing something from Rachael Talibart. Rachael created a landmark series of storm-related images entitled ‘Sirens’ that has certainly influenced the series of images below. I just wanted to make sure to acknowledge this point as I hope to continue to escape to the chaos and find my own vision as much as I can over the coming months.
This week it was Storm Francis which passed through Ireland Monday/Tuesday this week. I decided to head south this time and catch the storm at Hook Head and the coastal village of Tramore. There were some wild and amazingly beautiful waves but if I’m totally honest I thought it would be more severe. The main action didn’t last long. I was hoping to feel totally overpowered by the weather which didn’t really happen but nevertheless I’m pleased with the images that I came home with and hope to continue the concept going forward. The experience was good but there is surely more.
Morsel upon morsel of tiny molecules. Fine, fine spray hurtling through the ocean at a ferocious pace from Storm Francis. Just the hint of green through the chaos suggesting a return to calm, normal, might just be possible. Nikon d850 200 – 500