[Newcastle + London, UK; 19.03.14]

The Observer Series continues my interest in documenting natural sciences and follow on from another observation piece I made in 2012 called Exhaustion.

The series utilises macro photography to explore common everyday physical phenomena such as magnetism and scattered light.

What I find interesting in all these studies is how much information is readily available when we simply stop and take the time to look more closely.

From my vantage point as an artist, it also appears to me that the closer we move towards the source of how things actually operate the more visually arresting they seem to become; as if the observer is rewarded for their desire to dig deeper. There is genuine power in these simple films I feel; certainly, something fundamental at play; and perhaps the natural world seduces us with its beauty in order to ensure its many intricacies are worth uncovering.