It’s a wild thing…

So let me introduce what this website is about and why it’s here…
The work here is a ‘Soundscape sketchbook’. I am aware I can make improvements in every case, with each soundscape I learn something new and my ideas are racing ahead whilst my skillset tries to catch up! I hope you enjoy the samples and visit again, as I will be adding work as it evolves over the coming year.

I believe soundscapes (the combination of sound and image) do make my work more inclusive and accessible, however I do not always want to interpret this so literally. I intentionally include moments in some soundscapes providing opportunities for an audience to use their own imagination to visualise and interpret sounds presented. Permission is readily granted to escape, creating your own journey perhaps, simply through listening to the ‘sounds behind the photographs‘ create your own interpretations…

From Spring 2020 my freelance photography was postponed or cancelled because of Covid, work dried up. Thankfully, the Arts Council of Wales Lottery fund threw a life line and an opportunity. They supported an application to buy some audio recording equipment to compliment my future photographic projects creating options for sound. In the short term, this grant also contributed to a basic living wage for the period without work and importantly, time to learn. Time for using the equipment, craft my fieldwork and to learn new software to edit sound files, compile the sample soundscapes and create a web site to share a sample of this work here.
Feel free to send me some feedback. Best wishes, Graham.