MARC WILSON – THE SHOT I NEVER FORGOT

A fabulous image to share with you today with a really different aesthetic from the others, contributed by Marc Wilson.

I asked Marc if he would like to participate having been a bit obsessed with his current project ‘The Last Stand’.  This project explores remnants of World War II along the British and North European coastlines and is really beautifully shot.  Marc is currently crowd funding to get funds together to continue the series so please have a look at his video and support this project if you can;

www.emphas.is/web/guest/discoverprojects?projectID=843#5

Either way, I hope you enjoy his image…

 

MARC WILSON – THE SHOT I NEVER FORGOT

Marc Wilson Newburgh, May 2012 (The Shot I Never Forgot)

Marc Wilson Newburgh, May 2012 (The Shot I Never Forgot)

It is a very rough scan from the 5×4 neg and pretty much as is but I think that’s kind of the point for me with it…it’s not an image I’ll ever use but it’s ‘being’ does remind me of many things. It was shot as I walked back to my hotel at Newburgh in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, in May 2012 at about 6.30am in the morning. I had just spent an intense 2 hours in this luminous light filled with sea mist photographing for The Last Stand. Normally I’d just use my phone for this kind of image but I had one sheet of film still loaded in a darkslide so felt it would be a nice excuse to rest a while and take this picture for nothing but myself. The shooting process for this work is emotionally quite intense. It was just after this was taken that I saw my first fellow human of the morning…riding a horse towards me through the rising mist. 15 minutes later it was all gone revealing the bright morning, beach, dunes and sea. It reminds of the trip up north, the work as a whole and having to break out of the hotel at 4.30 that morning to get to the location!

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You can view the current images from The Last Stand at:

marcwilson.co.uk/the-last-stand/

Please help support the project if you can:

www.emphas.is/web/guest/discoverprojects?projectID=843

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The Shot I Never Forgot  is an on-going series of posts where I invite Photographers to share an image that has always remained with them, despite being unused.

The premise is that most photographers shoot many more images than ever see the light of day and often take some fabulous standalone images on instinct whilst making a particular body of work or project.  Because these single images do not fit the theme, they sit gathering dust in the archive.

However, there are usually a few of these images which stay in our minds as they have special significance or are too good to be lying dormant.

The Shot I Never Forgot is an invitation to share these images with the world and let them stand alone in their own right for others to enjoy.  

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