DescriptionPhoto manipulation of two images, a medieval stone church window and an image of clouds taken through the window of an aircraft in flight. The window is located outside the front of St Peters Church, Sandwich, Kent. The background of the medieval window was carefully removed and then it was overlaid on top of the cloudscape. The final composite image was then resized and cropped.The original images were taken with a Canon 1Ds Mk1, fitted with a Canon EF 24 - 105mm F4L IS USM lens. Digital manipulation was done using Photoshop Elements 7.
John Gaffen, London Member Since June 2010 Artist Statement I am a professional photographer living in South East London. I am a member of a Tea Leaf Arts, a co-operative, artist led, gallery in Brockley, Lewisham. Subjects that interest me the most, include modern and classical architecture, nature, rural life, landscapes and seascapes. My art practice centres around nature and the passing of the seasons. I have been involved in a long-term project to record a photographic essay of Beckenham Place park, with an emphasis on different weather and light conditions encountered through the cycle of the seasons.
More recently I have become interested in using my photographs to create abstract works, based on surface textures and patterns of man-made objects and architectural details.