The signs of a ghost whisper of a special type of reality, one that redistributes the usual relations between the seen and the unseen. It is not that the ghost is either seen or not seen, visible or invisible; usually a ghost is partly seen and partly not seen. It is, rather, that the sight of the ghost is 'unnatural'. -Mark Cousins
This series is the final body of work that I produced as an MA student at the University for the Creative Arts in Rochester, UK.
"A Troop of Echoes" is an exploration of the urban landscape at night, specifically the obscure, foreboding places which normally exist only in passing, through one's peripheral vision.
In these images, the spaces are interrupted when juxtaposed by organic matter, enlarged to an impossible scale. Foreign, yet recognizable objects occupy the dark, neither advancing nor withdrawing from the light.
Stemming from a fascination with horror films, this body of work is an attempt to examine the effectiveness of subtlety and ambiguity in the still image as a means for evoking feelings of unease in the viewer.