Intertidal

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 and sky.
 

This project has been kindly supported by:

© Craig Dow 2021