I am particularly fascinated by the rhythms and patterns found in the natural world – the venation patterns in a leaf; ripples in water; the crystalline structures found in ice and salts, and how these intimate details can be captured onto the photographic emulsion. Using historical photographic processes in experimental ways often connects me back to nature itself and my own impact on and relationship with the environment. My ongoing watergram series “Patterns in Nature” was inspired by the ever-changing, enduring nature of water in all its vibrant, enigmatic forms: rock pools at twilight; stormy, raging oceans; cascading waterfalls over craggy rocks; the moon’s reflection at low tide; sun-kissed ripples pooling over a mirror-lake. Together with microscopic details in the structure of the liquid itself, these patterns celebrate the inherent beauty of water in its natural surroundings, defined momentarily through the consciousness of the observer. Each image begins in the darkroom without a camera or lens, capturing light passing through moving water onto silver gelatin paper. The print is developed using photographic chemicals, and then recaptured using a 400MP Hasselblad with studio lighting to illuminate unique and intricate forms and shapes. The images are intended to be both abstract and yet highly descriptive of the world around us, shining a light on the transcendent simplicity of nature.