Close your eyes, and imagine large blue skies, fluffy clouds, beach and holiday scenes. Christopher Osborne has shot just such scenes from around the world. Then abstracted them by printing the series in a dreamy blue aesthetic.
This series reflects on the emotions associated with our holiday aspirations. It challenges the viewer to consider how they felt the last sunshine break was booked.
Christopher has used of the one of the world’s oldest permanent photographic printing process (from 1842 infact). The use of hand made photographic emulsion on art paper was a deliberate choice. Brush marks are evident at the edges of each piece, and this takes the viewer further away from the literal message. Christopher also explains that the hand made process used for this series mirrors our desire to be disconnected from our digital life whilst on holiday. Employing the historical cyanotype process also acknowledges the timelessness of our desire to be on holiday.
By choice, the series is deliberately set without a consistent place. In doing so, Christopher pays recognition of the universal understanding of our feelings towards the holiday in the sun.
images have been intentionally selected from similar scenes shot around the world.
When complete, this series will comprise of 30 16 x 20 inch images, hand printed on high quality watercolour paper.