Seedheads ARPS panel
In this project, for which I was awarded my Associate of the Royal Photographic Society distinction, I wanted to show the wonderful shapes of the seedheads which I collected from my garden and local hedgerows. I chose to use the style of classical blue and white Chinese ceramics to emphasise form and texture. Initially made with a coarse greyish body decorated with cobalt pigment, the ceramics were refined over hundreds of years as clay recipes developed. The porcelain became whiter and the blue colour more vivid and varied. I reflected these changes by including various blue hues in my pictures with subtle differences in background tones.