Capturing the beauty of New England in new and old favorite spots
Beverly has been a place where I've resided in for the past six years. Four of those years were spent going to school at Montserrat and the last two have been post-grad. It's a place that I've hated and fallen in love with many, many times. About a year ago, I started to document the city of Beverly to really focus on the hidden beauty within. Some of the best inspiration can be around the corner, a walk down the block, or a short drive from home. Here is an ongoing series of Beverly, MA from my perspective.
How Little We Are
This is an ongoing series that focuses on abstracts within a landscape, creating something like a topographical map. A couple of years ago, I started going to a beach area in Magnolia, Massachusetts. On the beach, there are huge rocks that line the area where the sand meets the ocean. I became awe-stuck with the lines that created these "maps" in the rocks. As I started to look at them, I thought about how we have maps to help direct us to our destinations, but within those maps and those places, there are more detailed maps. It became more about actually looking and realizing that we are very small beings compared to the larger picture.
In the Winter of 2013, Candace had the opportunity to travel to the island of Mallorca, Spain. She studied the architecture, landscape, and culture for two weeks.
This series of photographs explores various places and the use of natural lighting that is provided during the day. I have photographed in different locations varying from New York City to Halibut Point State Park in Rockport, MA. Each of these locations are places that I have visited in the past, yet I am exploring them in a new light. My interest is focused on the movement and emotion that is revealed in each composition.
Color, texture, repetition, and motion are all a common theme among these photographs. The color and motion in each image are used to play with a sense of environment and direction. Each image differs with the amount of motion in the composition, depending on the location. Some may be very chaotic, while others may be more subtle. Some images have very dark areas, concealing certain aspects of the landscape. With the use of motion and repetition, I have aimed to evoke a feeling out of the viewer. I do not necessarily want them to know where the image was taken or what it is about, but I want to leave them wondering about it after they leave.