Image spotlight

It’s all about the view. These are my own image spotlights, bringing my working and thinking practice into focus: how I made specific pieces, and what ideas I brought into the frame.

Running the script for a blueprint Bible

Image: Scriptorium, 2018 at St Cyriac’s Church, Lacock; 65 cyanotype prints. NOTEBOOK SPOTLIGHT: Scriptorium The text below is adapted from publication in ‘Photography as the Bible’s New Illumination’, in Transforming Christian Thought in the Visual Arts: Theology, Aesthetics, and Practice (Routledge, 2021), pp.55-58; and also from VT Issue 1, pp.16-17. Scriptorium consists of sixty-five pages of unbound …

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Picturing poppies: remembering the community

NOTEBOOK SPOTLIGHT: Remembrance Rood Screen This is an 8-panel, 35-aperture photographic installation, displayed in the south transept at St Cyriac’s Church, Lacock. Remembrance Rood Screen commemorates the service and commitment shown by local servicemen and women during the First World War. The piece is the culmination of a community art project in which residents were …

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Dreaming of the resurrection

Image: Natal, 2018, at the Chaiya Art Awards, London. Photograph by Sheona Beaumont. NOTEBOOK SPOTLIGHT: Natal I almost don’t know how to write. It’s Holy Week (or Still Week, as in Denmark; or Suffering Week, Germany). This year, more than most, I find myself small in the face of Christendom’s elegiac, centuries’ old commemoration of …

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A sacred canopy in college

Image: Canopy Compass Rose installed in Trinity College, Bristol. Photograph by Sheona Beaumont. NOTEBOOK SPOTLIGHT: Canopy Compass Rose A church or chapel speaks of orientation.  Through the language of architecture, aspect, and direction, you are invited to reorient yourself with the divine.  Here in Trinity College’s Chapel, the late 18th century Grade II listed building only became a …

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A fractured natural theology

NOTEBOOK SPOTLIGHT: 6 Days of Uncreation The text that follows is an edited version of a presentation of my first year’s doctoral research, in which I discussed my photographic series 6 Days of Uncreation. This series of composite photography builds a fracturing picture of global habitats, earth as humankind has found and used it. It …

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