Negotiating a Weir, Boise River
Archival pigment inkjet print
As a raft plunges over a weir in the river, the vessel and its rider become a blur of motion — life never stands still.
I have recently been experimenting with making photographic images in which the subject matter is softened in some way. The softening can be achieved by deliberately putting the subject out of focus, by blurring motion through the use of a slow shutter speed, or by the layering of multiple, semi-transparent images. The result is the creation of images that are somewhat abstract in nature and that perhaps provoke thoughts about the mobility, transience and impermanence of the world around us.