Landscape - NOMINEE: Hilda Champion
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My attempt was to create aesthetically pleasing images of an area that is associated with intensive industrial production while primarily employing representational photography.
This series of images was taken in Fujian province, China, near the town of Xiapu.
China’s southern coast produces almost two thirds of the world’s seafood demand and seems to utilize every square foot of the coastal mudflats for it. It is a very busy scene. Yet the seemingly endless repetition of equipment, poles, nets, also forms attractive patterns that lend themselves to abstract and minimalistic images.
To quote Henry David Thoreau, “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”
Hilda Champion is a German/American fine art photographer born near Munich, Germany. She has been living in Naples, Florida since 2001.
Her aspiration in photography is less about showing the world as it is, she is more interested in showing the poetry of the ordinary, in seeing the un-seen. She tries to show an abstraction of what she sees, clear of distractions, and describes her images as “based on a true fantasy”.
Hilda Champion’s forté is contemporary and abstract images. Her work has been shown in national and international competitions and exhibitions.