MINDWOOD

PrizeOfficial Selection in Shoot (photo/video)
University/SchoolUCLAN Preston
ArtistMorris Jones
CategoryNon-Professional
CreditMINDWOOD

The excessive, often irrational fear of forests at night or dark wooded areas is referred to as Nyctohylophobia. This concept of fear and isolation can be alleviated by using light and colour. The methodology used here is an attempt to push to boundaries of accepted photographic landscape practice and to step outside the cliché and the common postcard imagery. The aim was to create strange, surreal, dreamlike images, that one could describe as mindscapes. The locations were chosen specifically, for the lack of nocturnal light and general activity.