“Abstracting The Landscape”
Caroline’s interpretation of the Landscape is very individual so this talk will be about abstract landscape photography, and her forays into making books. The talk will also encompass the history of abstract landscape photography referencing other photographers.
Photography is Caroline’s passion, and is a means to express her love for nature and the peace that she finds when exploring wild places .
Using her photography as a means to express the fragility and transience of life, she prefers the intimate landscape to the bigger picture. Her favoured locations include the highlands of Scotland, Iceland and the beach at Camber Sands close to her studio at the ‘The School Creative Centre’ in Rye. She uses multiple exposure and intentional camera movement alongside traditional techniques as a means of self expression.
In 2010 she achieved the ARPS (Associateship of the Royal Photographic Society) with impressionistic images of sand and water from the Hebrides.
In 2011 she gained a Postgraduate Certificate in Photography at Central St Martin’s, University of the Arts, London. During this period she worked on the series ‘Springtime in Suburbia’, exploring man’s desire for law and order over nature’s tendency towards chaos in the suburban environment.
She has published a number of books and poems through her own publishing house; Hawkwood Press. She also has her own website which can be viewed at http://www.carolinefraser.org