How can it already be 2019? This number sounds like the future. January 2018 feels so far away and I am definitely a slightly different person now. I hope that I have got a little wiser, but I doubt it, for some reason.
“The exhibits were displayed in a massive old industrial building. The crowds of visitors seemed to disappear into the shadows and their voices echoed into a calming murmur…”
The Dutch Design Week takes place in Eindhoven every year and design from all around the Netherlands is displayed there. It is the largest design event in Northern Europe and a visit had been highly recommended by many of my professors at uni.
The American Author Raymond Chandler famously said, “I certainly admire people who do things” and even though I never really feel like I do all that much, occasionally, when I flick back through my diary I realise that I do in fact do a lot more than I think.
Whenever I return to Orkney I am always impressed by how huge the sky and the sea are compared to us humans. The landscape is mostly flat but we are still dwarfed by it. I made a small series of photographs showing small people in large landscapes while I was on my travels. I feel like the island life can be quite isolating sometimes and that some of these photographs portray this quite well.
If you compare it to the landscape of the other Orkney islands, the island of Hoy stands alone. The Orkney Mainland has rolling hills and bright green fields bursting with life. Hoy is an ominous shadow looming over it.
The sand on the beaches here is white and glitters, the remnants of sea shells ground to dust. Cliffs are layer on layer of coloured sand stacked up and compressed to rock. Standing on the cliff, I can still recognise the pattern that the last tide left in the sand below.