To introduce your new work, Rachael Talibart writes that “the rhythm of the tides, which is linked to the waxing and waning of the moon, shapes our sense of time.” The UK-based photographer captures the ebb and flow of the English coast in photographs that capture both the breaking waves and the days around violent storms. An extension of her previous collection Talibart’s most recent work, which appears to frame otherworldly creatures jumping out of the water, culminated in a book called Tides and storms.
While her subject is similar, she shares with Colossal that it has been fruitful to confine yourself to the southern coasts. “I think what seems like a limitation at first glance actually made me more creative – it forced me to dig deeper and look for images that I might not have found if I had been earlier Would have been a generalist, ”she says.
While Tides and storms sometimes shows the mythical qualities and creatures of water, it also includes the quieter moments. Talibart writes that this broader focus taught her patience and finding just as much interest and joy in the slow sunsets and discarded shells as in the raging storms. She expands on how the ocean’s long and varied history has changed her view of time:
The tidal cycle, the sound of the waves, the shapes carved by the wind and water on the shore, the call of the sea birds, the sea foam ripple around a pebble, the shape of a shell, all of this has a rhythm or pattern that I find both energizing and energizing reassuring. But they don’t always show up to you right away – you have to be willing to invest your time.
When in the UK, Talibart teaches Photo workshops that focuses on different aspects of their coastal theme. Otherwise, get a copy of Tides and stormswhich includes more than 120 images from Kozu Books and follows Talibart Instagram.
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