Natural Rotations - simephotography

Simon Painter is a photographic artist based in Surrey with a fascination for light, texture and movement.

Moving the camera whilst shooting can change the focus of an image from the objects in the scene, to the light between those objects. It's also possible to manipulate and distort objects to create atmosphere and beauty. "My work is not a representation of reality but  uses the world around me as a brush with which to create new images."

"I try to create a sense of  movement in all my images. My urban landscapes reflect hectic city life but the ethereal soft nature of the pictures also represents more of the non physical side to our lives such as thoughts, emotions and dreams."

Cone

This is one of my favourite shots. It was taken back in 2014 on an October morning. The sun was spilling through the trees and creating the wonderful golden colour. I rotated the camera to capture the various tones of colour and contrast and a line formed where I stopped. It looks like a you are looking down on a cone to me, hence the name but others also see a tunnel. I think of these rotational shots as a like a “light lathe” where the scene is cutting many concentric circles into the image.

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