Some of the images on the Alternative World Collages page at www.heda.org.uk/?page_id=907 are not actually collages at all but sit nicely in the company of the others. The one above is a good example. It may look like it has collaged layers but Photoshop was only used for cropping and adjusting the contrast. It comes from an ongoing series of images found in, or at the edge of, shallow water. I have become a bit obsessed with the soft, delicate textures and fine details that can be cropped into abstract compositions. Here, most of the image comprises forms on the bottom of a pond while the darker, sharper features such as twigs, leaves, insects and debris were on the surface of the water. The real coup was the inclusion of the flower blooms. They look like impossible shadows but, because the image is in negative, were formed by the reflection of tiny white flowers on the nearby bank. A lovely find.
I’ve been hard at work on a new album. The website will get busier in the coming weeks! In the next few days, as the final masters are approved, I’ll post new songs on Soundcloud and then they can be streamed from the Audio pages here. If you follow Heda on Twitter you will have seen recent square art images which may feature as CD artwork. Watch this space…
This is a full page spread in the current Grantham Journal. That’s Kindle in the middle. It’s been used in a lot of publicity and on social media to promote this contemporary photography exhibition at the Blue Owl Gallery. Six full-sized (18″) prints from The Alternative World are on display. The show is packed with a wide range of impressive images. Pleased to be a part.
I’m revisiting a lot of early Pink Floyd in anticipation of the release of their final album The Endless River this month. It’s a return to the long format play-it-as-a whole approach which flies in the face of the pick and mix track sifting encouraged by digital downloading.
The photo above reminded me of certain Floyd imagery of the past and is one of the first shots in the new Alternative World 5 gallery started this week.