Captive Horizon

Its been weeks since the travelling restrictions have been lifted In Melbourne and We finally have freedom again. Initially Melbourne metro was under a strict 5km radius restriction due to COVID 19. I created a lot of photographic projects and did lots of learning during lockdown and when Melbourne’s restrictions eased to 25km radius on 19th October I investigated our 25km radius and realised that over half is  water as we live on a Peninsula. I was fascinated that the vast expanse of water was untouchable unless by boat or swimming and it was illegal for me to explore. The shoreline had become a border to contain us.

I was inspired to create a photographic response to this new law and decided to photograph the water at the beaches on the Mornington Peninsula within my 25km radius .

Though I find these water horizon shots soothing I’ve never shared them in the past unless they have a interesting feature like a boat or other unique feature to identify them.  I got out of my comfort zone and shot many for this project though also included boats and markers as I found them irresistible. 

Every day I went to a different beach starting at the PortPhillip Bay side and extending to the ocean and Western Port and in no particular order captured the horizon and water and added them to the evolving photograph of a digital collage of the Peninsula. 

Without the restrictions I wouldn’t have been motivated to do this project. The project eased the waiting of the restrictions being lifted and also served as an excuse to explore the area more. 21days and 21 photos later I created the A moving image of all the photos

To celebrate the restriction being lifted I printed the photograph and went to a beach outside my 25km and captured a photo of the photo aligned with the horizon And water in background .

Spring Equinox


6 months in 15 seconds

This moving image video was taken over six months which not only coincided with quarentine restrictions but also the Autumn and Spring Equinox in Australia.

Motion Marinade- The Project

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In 2012 I began seriously getting into digital photography and would take 20 to 30 photos to get the shot I wanted . Nothing like when I first started with a film camera and every photo was a different shot. Is because I have become lazy or a perfectionist the reality is I don’t delete photos and have thousands of photos on sd cards and hardrives which are organised in dates which had become forgotten.

In 2018 when I was going through the photos and saw the slight movement between the photos ( I actually thought I’d discover motion pictures. Lol) I decided to join them altogether to make little slideshows.Whether it was nostalgia of looking at my children when they were younger and reliving the times I bribed them to be in my crazy photos it gave me the motivation to organise and make more videos and Motion Marinade the project began. I have since become obsessed with creating these videos that are a cross between a stop motion Slideshow Or a pixilation which I have most recently been informed of while doing an animation course. From stop motion to time lapse I have attempted them anything that is essentially a photograph with motion I explore now I have realised I can attach them on here I’ll be sharing more.
This was the first moving image I created from photos I took of my daughters In 2014 A Fairy Tale. I have so many more videos old and new that I’ve created and I’m also currently making a short film that I’ll be releasing later this year.

Enjoy

Zoe x

Rain Drops -A Moving Image

While in lockdown my backyard has become a Sanctuary a place to retreat and observe and immerse in the wonderful details of nature I have taken a lot of photos and Moving  Image  videos throughout the pandemic.

This particular morning I looked out my kitchen window It had just rained the sky was clearing and the sun was rising and the tree was covered in raindrops which were glistening. I couldn’t quite capture what I saw though it was truly magical  . I proceeded to explore some more and was particularly attracted to the drops on a leaf the suns rays made it glow a brilliant white. Below is a video of the magic raindrop and some photos.

enjoy

Zoe x

 

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