Ebb and Flow
When people are given opportunity to express freedom they do so in rather predictable yet beautiful ways; as here, mimicking nature, order and chaos, moving in waves. Like the ebb and flow of the tides.
This project, undertaken on an island in the Atlantic, situated at the most westerly point of Europe, is a study of island people and their ritual interaction with nature.
The images were taken at the start of the year 2020. It is winter and the Atlantic sea is cold. Very cold. Full of hope and optimism, how could the gathered crowds know that those heavy brooding clouds, sinking menacingly lower, and with their ominous black bellies, might be a portent of darker times ahead.
This is a project about rhythm and movement. It is also about joy and indifference; possibly careless abandon. It is about living for the everyday in the face of the uncertainties that lie ahead.