Simon Harsent - Salt Moon
Artist’s statement: In the calmest sea, in the stillest waters, there is always movement. This series of photographs illustrates this by presenting the viewer with a fixed record of the fleeting forms of light and water — capturing the transient and elusive nature of both sea and moon from a constant point.
The moon, acting as both light source and active protagonist, controlling as it does the ebb and flow of the tide, is seen against the sea’s canvas. The image becomes fractured against this moving backdrop and the resulting fragments, these splinters of light, combine to provide a record of a particular moment in time, as individual and unrepeatable as a fingerprint.
such wonderful textures, as odd this may sound - I like watching the slow smooth movements on calm water, they’re enchanting.