Description Abstract photomanipulation of a close-up image of a cut, tree stump. Part of a series I am doing, based on surface textures of natural and man-made objects. I though the title 'time bubble', was appropriate because the growth rings of a tree are like a biological time capsule. The original image was 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.