Aerial Photographs taken over Petworth, West Sussex, October 2015. Viewing the varying textures and colours of the autumnal Sussex countryside from a flat, aerial perspective was fascinating. It allowed me to break down the shape, colour and form of what I was viewing into beautiful compositions. In contrast to these rural images, I also visited different Urban settings around London to photograph and capture interesting aerial urban compositions.
I loved this abstract depiction of the elemental, textural environment that I was viewing. Shadows created from trees and hedgerows leaked into the edges of ploughed fields whilst deep indigo reservoirs and lakes cut into the landscape. The geometric shapes formed through my aerial photographs of London’s urban environments provided an interesting contrast to the organic rural landscape images, seen in the way pavement edges curve and are contained by the dashed lines across roads and pathways. The beautiful textures found in concreted car-parks and the grid-like layout of the Barbican centre provided me with an unusual but fascinating source of inspiration for these aerial views.