Photo series taken in Bahrain. An island nation known mostly for its oil wealth, it also has pockets of poverty and experiences unrest between opposing Shia and Sunni Muslims groups. When I took these photos it was ridiculously hot, which just seems to exaggerate the tension, so in post-processing I blew out the highlights to try and get this across, and I wrote the text on the right to accompany the images.
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42 Degrees C
After The Storm
A group of disparate images I connected by applying a simple Lightroom filter to create a narrative depicting a post-apocalyptic world, where everything remains eerily intact, but the human race has been wiped out.
a wailing tune seeps from the radio,
snaking around the car's interior between beats of the ageing ac unit,
its slithers of cold air supplying priceless oxygen
in this bubble amongst bubbles,
swapping lanes, backing up, breaking free,
bubbles beeping horns in a tunnel of fizz.
closing in, pulling together, pushing apart.
a social experiment of polar pluses,
defying the laws of living.
pockets of cool grazing against,
- then throttling through -
barriers of heat,
sending them hurtling up and over,
battered by the next bubble.
bubbles of comfortable cool,
zipped up against the heat.
dismissing its oppression with contempt,
floating in freedom.
i slow down,
the angsty air climbs all over the car,
frantically clawing at the window,
oozing its hungry breath down the windshield.
grinning inanely at me as its face follows, and its palms spread out and slide down,
under the chassis.
with a push of a button.
i burst my bubble.
and almost immediately its tentacles sucker to my face,
stealing my breath.
capture its world.
seal up my bubble,
and push through.
its slithery mass dropping off
before curling up,
snarling, hissing, spitting hatred.
as its deposits are clinically devoured by dollar cool,
supreme order is restored.
there is peace once more in the bubble kingdom.
A series of images where I've 're-purposed' some food photographs I took for a cook book for which I didn't get paid! When I started manipulating the first one, I realised that it had started to look quite sinister - which seemed appropriate given the context, so I built a set of them.
The Road Less Travelled
A work in progress which will probably never be finished as it portrays my own spiritual journey through 7 sets of 7 images, a journey which of course is ongoing. My journey isn't one which follows a branded religion - or religion of any sort for that matter - more one that has built an open mind, embraces a fair bit of early civilisation philosophies, and acknowledges there is much we don't understand - spiritual with a small 's'. The series is based around symbolism and uses photo manipulation to illustrate the idea that all may not be as it seems, whilst the image below suggest a portal into another world beyond the simple black and white understanding we have of our own.
I've posted a few examples of recent photography below. More can be found at www.allyclarkphotography.com
Again, each image below is one example from the series it is taken from.