Adam Entwistle: PORTALS

Adam Entwistle: PORTALS
International Photography Grant 2019

Till your eyes foist a vision dazzling on the wind, line 14, Sylvia Plath, November Graveyard

Bold yet intimate nature scenes induce mystical experiences in the viewer, charged by the capturing of the photographer’s projection. A bleak, melancholic beauty forms from vast open moorland. Along with imposing ancient stones from a time before the industrial revolution – when the landscape was wild and filled with forests. Historical legend tells that these areas inspired poets and artists, as well as pagan druids.

PORTALS © Adam Entwistle

120mm analogue photography, digitally scanned, and subtly enhanced. Taken between the end of 2015 and the start of 2016, the images are originally photographed using a medium format Holga camera. The locations are in rural parts of Yorkshire and Lancashire, in the North West of England. With a personal connection to the artist’s metamorphosis, the specific areas also hold historic and local significance. Discovered by accident, word of mouth, or investigation, the places share a relationship to people through memory. Use of blur, light leak and multiple exposures, communicate an ephemeral portal.

PORTALS © Adam Entwistle

Adam Entwistle’s PORTALS is the symbolic capturing and presentation of a personal re-connection. The intent being to open a visual portal through which the viewer also connects to their authentic self. Visionary experiences go beyond words, which are the symbols of a modern language disconnected from subjective reality. Yet images and nature can be universal in conveying a glimpse of ephemeral experience.

Website: Portals Project

PORTALS © Adam Entwistle

PORTALS © Adam Entwistle

PORTALS © Adam Entwistle

PORTALS © Adam Entwistle

PORTALS © Adam Entwistle

PORTALS © Adam Entwistle

PORTALS © Adam Entwistle

PORTALS © Adam Entwistle

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International Photography Grant 2019