A few notes on The Edge of World

In many ways I think I have been lucky to find this place. I visited for the first time in the middle of last year and since then I have been back a number of times. When I've not been able to visited I have often thought about this spot, and enjoyed the images that other photographers in my sphere have made here.

 Made with a Fuji GF670 on Pro 400H

Made with a Fuji GF670 on Pro 400H

This is probably the first time I have really consciously entered into a project with a good idea of what I have wanted to achieve, and while this is very much a work in progress I am happy with the results so far. I knew I wanted to illustrate both the surreal nature of the landscape (using pinhole photography) but also the isolation and the little touches of normality. This a mysterious place and I hope that comes through in the images I have made so far (and will make). 

This is also the first time I have made choices about the medium I wanted to shoot on. Fuji Pro film tends, at least in my experience, to be muted, and I think that suits the project as well. That being said, I am yet to visit on a sunny day so we'll see how that holds true over time.

 Made with a Reality So Subtle 6x6 on Pro 160NS

Made with a Reality So Subtle 6x6 on Pro 160NS

I've also found that embarking on this project has given me confidence to approach things that don't always come naturally to me. I want to know more about this place, and the people that visit, and somehow this has given me the confidence to approach people. This is not something I normally do (which many find hard to believe as I'm generally fairly outgoing) and so its been a great experience to find that actually people are generally friendly and don't mind the approach. I don't have results to share yet, as I really need to get better at making portraits.

I've also been able to submit one of the images from this project to 100 mile radius, the first competition of The Pilkington Prize. Not only did I submit, but I was even successful, and you can see the resulting gallery (with my work included) here.

I have to say I am really enjoying this project, and if you want to see what I have found at The Edge of the World then you know what to do. I'd love to hear your thoughts on this, and do keep an eye on the project page as there is more to come.