OPEN Eco: Grant Simon Rogers, Goats Beard and Lark Song, 2022
Grant Simon Rogers, Goats Beard and Lark Song, 2022
Tempelhofer Feld, Berlin. Summer 2022
A picture made of a single seed head of Yellow Goats Beard while listening to the sound of Skylarks singing above me. This picture is full of noise as the wind through the grass and the sound of the African Swifts against the back drop of city traffic and people complete the soundscape of this single image. This one image represents a picture I had in my mind and have been working towards for several years and never quite getting it right. The Diversity of flora and fauna on the old city airport means it is now a protected wild habitat in the heart of our city.
Grant says: "Most of us live in a city and I believe that knowledge of our environment starts at home. Photography has become my guide into the challenges faced by us all, in all things to do with our shared ecology. I have grown passionate about the seen and unseen benefits of our shared city green spaces and gardens and the impact they have on our day to day lives. This is nature on my doorstep and for me I had overlooked it for years."
Grant Simon Rogers makes pictures of urban flora. His pictures are daylight, under exposed and relit with a flash. There is virtually no post processing of his pictures as he enjoys the challenge of looking and learning from his subjects.
Rogers is a British born visual artist and educator living in Berlin. He is largely self taught in photography having studied illustration at art school. He draws almost daily and works in other media. Photography over the last decade has become a passion. He has exhibited his paintings, drawings and now photography throughout the UK & Europe. He has taught visual literacy in the National Gallery, and other museums in London and he is a visiting lecturer at Central St Martins and other arts education institutions in Europe.
Photo Fringe invited artists to propose a single image to engage audiences and help us imagine a greener, fairer world. Artists were asked to respond to the question “How can photography make a difference to the climate crisis?"
The resulting outdoor exhibition of selected images by twenty artists can be found on Worthing seafront until the end of April 2023.
Sponsored by Metro Imaging Ltd with funding from Arts Council England National Lottery Project Fund and Worthing Borough Council.