The Quiet Interface is a series of photographs taken during the hot and dry summer of 2017 in the UK. The original intention was to document my local environment by taking photographs in the middle of the day when the sun is high and the light harsh. I had been reading and hearing so much about the importance and beauty of sunset and sunrise landscape photography, in magazines and on social media. Many photographers seem to think it is a mistake to make photos when the sun is out, especially in the summer when there are no autumn colors or wintry melancholia. Some of them were even advocating not taking landscape photos at all during summer. This was my reaction against all of that!
The more photographs I took at this time of day, the more I found that I enjoyed working in the royal parks and meadows around South London, where I lived at that time. There is a certain quality to them that you don't find elsewhere. You can be completely immersed in silence and nature but not very far from the urban conglomeration. Unlike inner city parks which are often busy, here there tend to be very few people. There are hints of city life only at the boundaries or off in the far distance.
I also saw an opportunity for developing a distictive palette of colours in these photographs. The faded greens of the summer grass, milky blue skies and concrete greys work together, although I preferred desaturating the images, maybe emphasizing certain colours slightly. I generally prefer an orangey-red over a deep red, so I usually alter the red hue towards orange. These were things that I started experimenting with more than I had done before. Although the changes were never drastic, the results sometimes look a little over-processed to me now, but that is how they are.