Welcome to the Midnight Isle, where you will find posts about my photography
and other visual artistry.
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Winter can be a beautiful time of year, yet at the same time dark, depressing,
crowded, lonely, frustrating; a time of reminiscing, hope, magic, contemplation
Many of my images explore these themes and emotions. My inspiration is often
nature's elegant majesty, unforgiving harshness, silent serenity and more -
aspects which are all the more evident during this hindmost season.
Nature can also provide the lesson that, no matter how bad things seem, life
Nothing is forever, the wheel always turns, and what once was comes again.
It should be clear that I don't see photography as being restricted to producing
only pure photo-realistic images, but that doesn't mean completely doing away
with realism either. Even with a traditional landscape, a romanticised memory
can be worth more than the dreary "reality" of the moment captured by the
This often brings up the question of how far to go, and at what point does too
far instead turn into not far enough.