The Subterranean Pool (from the series “Myths”)

24 March 2020 ● less than 1 min read ● 1 image

I wanted to create a more narrative series of work than my usual photographic collages.

The images were made intentionally “noisy”, warped and distorted to blur details of the greater narrative, to suggest rather than reveal, to evoke a sense of peering through time or seeing traces of vague memories from a dream or a remembered story. Fragmentary glimpses of bigger narratives, ancient myths.

In The Subterranean Pool, a figure floats in water, illuminated by a shaft of sunlight.

This series was a struggle at times, as it involved making the source photographs used in the images appear more “painterly”. With limited experience of painting, translating my vision into ostensibly “authentic” images brought many challenges. 

The images were constructed from photographs of clouds at night.

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Paul VincentFarrell

I'm a photographer in Tokyo, Japan

I make photographs, 360-panoramas, composites and collages.

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