Uncharted Waters: Photographer Clare Samuel

When you look out at the lake, you view limitless space dominated by the sky and water, free of visual clutter. The one interruption in this field of blue is the horizon line. This line, separating two shades of blue, can be abrupt and, at other times, almost indistinguishable. In this exhibition, the artist Clare Samuel has used this lake view with its strong horizon line as a backdrop for her suite of portraits. These portraits are of people who are tied to the lake in some way. Clare has placed each of them in the centre of the image with the horizon line just above their shoulders. They look out to you with the surrounding lake at their backs. The horizon line defines the lake compositionally, but the subjects of these portraits, through the varied ways they engage with the lake, provide a deeper definition.

For info on the exhibition, you can visit here