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."

Fractal Leaves

In November the leaves have fallen and lay on the ground in varying shades of greens, yellows and oranges. I wanted to capture this colourful mosaic. To accentuate the texture I rotated the camera and zoomed my lens at the same time but in a stepped motion so that it would print the scene at each stop. I was really excited with the result which reminded me of a complex fractal pattern.