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Echoes of the past

Echoes of the past Taken on a strip of woodland known as Pixie wood that runs from the village of Madron to the ancient Madron Holy well which was once the main drinking water supply and also was purported to have healing and divination properties. I wanted to make a photo about a echo of someone who has walked it. Gestalt project Figure ground relationship/ subject and background A play on a idea that came from the book Perception And Imaging, there's a figure in this photo, that blends in with the background. The thoughts behind it are: the mind has to have something to latch on to, so say ah ha that's the figure and the rest is background, so what happens when figure looks like the background? At first you may not be able to see it but once you do you know it's there, then the mind alternates between the two points of seeing, but only one can be figure, and then there's visual tension, background and figure competing for attention. So then they become one, figure and background belong on the same plane. Like a ghost or a memory.

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Echoes of the past

Echoes of the past Taken on a strip of woodland known as Pixie wood that runs from the village of Madron to the ancient Madron Holy well which was once the main drinking water supply and also was purported to have healing and divination properties. I wanted to make a photo about a echo of someone who has walked it. Gestalt project Figure ground relationship/ subject and background A play on a idea that came from the book Perception And Imaging, there's a figure in this photo, that blends in with the background. The thoughts behind it are: the mind has to have something to latch on to, so say ah ha that's the figure and the rest is background, so what happens when figure looks like the background? At first you may not be able to see it but once you do you know it's there, then the mind alternates between the two points of seeing, but only one can be figure, and then there's visual tension, background and figure competing for attention. So then they become one, figure and background belong on the same plane. Like a ghost or a memory.

Image dimensions: 5305 x 7954 pixels