FIELDS OF GOLD
Tanzania - 2020
A constant challenge in my work is how to capture the soul of a subject whilst conveying a sense of place. It is a complex alchemy and one that is easier to address with the war wounds of failure. I am not the first person to wrestle with this - it is integral to filmmaking and still photography. In fact, it is perhaps the biggest skill of all. For masters of film, such as Steven Spielberg, Ridley
Scott and, of course, Martin Scorsese, their innate ability to do this was transcendental.
This is such a simple picture and it was not hard to take once the subject matter was in place. I wanted the whole image to smell of the Serengeti without marginalising the star of the show. The ratio seems about right and there was enough wind to add just a little extra layer to the narrative.