‘Poetic and scientific.’
Batchelder uses the camera, not to picture more clearly that which we already know, but to discover and capture that which we have no idea exists. He shares with us an inexplicable, ambiguous, imaginative and odd world of magical visions – landscapes, spaces, creatures and curious objects, disfigured and eroded by the ocean. Although Batchelder uses digital processes, his approach to creative camera work has its origin very much in the era of film, using a digital camera and Photoshop as one would have used a film camera and a darkroom.
David Campany’s essay introduces Batchelder’s tideland world where the viewer’s imagination and memory take over and, you too, leave the beach as you now know it.
Reviews & Features
Review in F-Stop Magazine
Amateur Photographer, issue 21 November 2015
The Herald, Scotland, 21 November 2015
Polka Magazine, November
Review on Creative Review, October 2015 iPad issue and longer article online
Interview and essay excerpt on Photoworks
View prints in our print shop.
22.8 x 31.5 cm
256 pages with approx. 120 photos in full colour