Every cloud...’ was produced with Ilford Delta 400 B+W film on a Hasselblad 500cm medium format camera. This series looks at the notion of home and its silver linings; it initially started from the research umbrellas ‘narrative’, ‘trace’, ‘temporality’ and ‘being’. It documents my hometown of Amble, Northumberland which is a known small fishing port, whilst contemplating the journeys made on water throughout history; notably influenced by my volunteering on John Akomfrah's 'Vertigo Sea' at the Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh. Silver leaf was painted - as a homage to the notion of preciousness - over the gloss prints with adhesive size; it relates not only as the silver lining of a memory but also because the sea holds vast quantities of silver that we cannot fully extract. This industry is highly nostalgic and preciously valuable to me, the work looks deeply into the environment and the sea’s status.
The work aims to be contemplative for the viewer, where each has their own related thought process and links of place. I then played upon creating a persona with a distinct relationship and process to the work – the hand which takes, produces the image then paints the image.