There’s physical distance, sitting at the computer some 350 miles from Gairloch, and then another kind of ‘distance’, the clarity of perspective needed to fix on which images to share.
There were aspects of the installation that a photograph has difficulty capturing; the way the wind sent ropes whirling, with the shadows echoing the choreography and doubling the depth. Having a video setting on the camera I thought to try my hand at capturing the dance.
The joys and dangers of digital – I have nigh on 350 photos to sort through… and 10 shaky video clips. Here’s a taste, but be aware I am no movie-maker, for starters a professional would shoot in landscape format.