ARTIST’S STATEMENT

“Throughout all of my projects, I’ve worked to capture not just a subject’s form but also a visual and perhaps painterly representation of the fleeting emotion I felt at the time the images were captured; encouraging the viewer to experience at least part of that same intangible sensation when they study the images.

The textural component of many of my pictures often provokes a desire in viewers to reach out to touch the prints, as though the subject appears almost real; to feel the delicate curl of a flower’s petal or to run their hand across the soft warm fur of a lion’s mane.

There is also an intriguing aspect to looking beyond the obvious; to capture photographically detail, shape and pattern hidden in plain sight, and to explore its symmetry, light and texture. My images often feature and are inspired by the natural world, which I feel a strong connection to; something which was instilled in me at a young age from my childhood in the beautiful New Forest region of southern England”.

Paul Coghlin