Dubai Cityscape . February 2014
The beauty of relationships.
The wonder of photography for me is just how perfectly and subtly one is able to capture relationships. Why then, you may ask, am I starting a blog post about relationships with a series of images of buildings and sky. Well, because relationships are everywhere, and I am not just talking about emotional ones.
I am referring to visual and spatial relationships those which include physical form, contrast, size, shape, colour. We literally see everything around us in relation to the thing next to it. The scale of a building in relation to the sky above, the blue of the sea in harmony with the sandy coloured building, progress and development building next to the old and used.
As I move about this city we have come to call home. This youth of a city, a teenager perhaps in the history of urban living. It stands tall, proud, shiny and new. It’s figuring out how it fits in with the world and what it can offer. It’s excited and falling over itself to be great, to be better. This sprawling urban development is forming a relationship with it’s surroundings of sand, sea and sky and shades of blue and yellow are everywhere.
‘The world in my pocket’ is a personal project incorporating series of images from different countries, all shot with my iPhone. Encouraging and supporting the idea that it’s not always necessary to use the biggest and latest gear available on the market to create beautiful imagery. These images and others are also featured on my Instagram feed @chloeatthelodge