In the current issue of D-Photo we chat with photographer Denise Batchelor about her meditative photographic process and her connections with the natural world.
The article is illustrated with beautiful stills from Denise’s travels over land and sea, bringing our attention to the wondrous details in nature that our busy lifestyles often force us to overlook.
Another aspect of Denise’s practice is her short video works, which look at the natural rhythms and hypnotic movements in nature. Presented below is a selection of those videos, to supplement the article’s spectacular gallery of stills.
“Ruru, a silent work, captures the hypnotic gaze of an owl as it surveys its habitat with the evident skill of all-seeing. Nocturnal by nature and rarely seen other than as a fleeting shadow, Ruru allows access to the usually veiled concealment of night.”
“Chrysaora Colorata is a collaboration by Denise Batchelor (video artist) and Indira Force (sound artist). The title refers to this species of jellyfish, mostly found in the Monterey Bay in California, USA.”
“Feeling fearful or frightened?
“Maybe tired or fatigued?
“When in doubt, take a moment and… just breathe
“Breath is inherently connected with humanity, with animalia, with nature. It unites us with an element of similarity. Yet within contemporary Western culture there is often a feeling of separateness and distance, a sense of hierarchy. By taking time to observe, to empathise with other living beings, we may begin to perceive the interconnected and interdependent nature of the world we live in.”
For more of Denise’s exceptional work, pick up D-Photo 93 today.