Light Paintings

My photographs explore how night can transform landscapes into a surreal environment, which is unsettling, dramatic but also compelling. I am interested in how the darkness changes an atmosphere and why we associate the woodland setting with fear. The luminous vibrant colours in the photograph are achieved through the light painting process, which allows the notion of the deep dark woods to turn into a magical, fantastical and hyper-real experience. This is underpinned by the threat of being alone at night in somewhere so open and solitary. My image creates a strange sense of an impossible reality.