Intertidal is an ongoing body of work which focuses on the ‘Intertidal Zone’ of the Scottish coastline, the area between the high and low tide. Handmade pinhole cameras, loaded with black and white sheet film, are placed within the Intertidal zone of the beach. Looking towards the oncoming sea as the tide rises the action of the waves wash over the camera, sometimes completely submerging it by the end of the five to fifteen minute exposures. Salt water and sand come into contact with the photographic material; marking, blemishing, embedding, becoming a physical part of the film. Subject and object collide to create an image that blurs the distinction between land, sea, sky and camera.
Each image is created using traditional photographic techniques from start to finish, beginning with unique, purpose-built cameras and finally hand printed in the darkroom.