While photographing in Prince Edward Island, I was struck by a sign that read that the shoreline was disappearing at a rate of 1 meter per year. During that same trip, I was also struck by the thought that I am ephemeral and, like the landscape, will eventually disappear. This work explores the impermanence of both the seemingly permanent landscape and me, through long-exposure self-portraits set in areas that are experiencing high levels of erosion. My images are printed on vellum and I apply a gold leaf behind them. Through this process, I capture and present the value of the landscape and its permeability.
A project manager by training, Amy Pritchard practices photography as her creative outlet. Her childhood in New Zealand and a present of a 100mm film camera birthed an enduring love of photography. Equally inspired by exotic locations and the walk from carpark to work, she explores landscapes, nature, and the environment, using traditional digital and alternative photographic processes. She has exhibited at the Griffin Museum of Photography and studied at their Photography Atelier. In her current work, she is examining the dual ideas of impermanence in self and landscapes.
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