Manchester, United Kingdom
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I am a recent BA graduate / seeking potential freelance photography opportunities / both paid and/or volunteer based as a means of further developing my practical photography experience / particularly within the fields of environmental / conservation / nature / landscape / wildlife / documentary and travel photography.
Hayley Slade has a strong interest in landscape imagery, and in an earlier series of work she explored nostalgia in personal and societal representations of landscape scenes. This led her to investigate the North West coastline and, later, take a more objective and ecologically-focussed direction, merging her interests in both conservation and photography, to represent the sources and effects of water pollution.
I am a socially-conscious and honest photographer, seeking to use my skills to highlight nationally and regionally significant scenery and imagery. I seek to use objectivity, clarity and beauty, underscored by a solid scientific evidence base and unflinching attitude, to highlight important personal and societal issues. My latest work, the Ripple Effect represents the need for improved marine and coastal conservation, using a range of focus and depth to reflect modern hydrological and wildlife imagery, influenced by contemporary photographers including Chris Jordan, Nick Brandt, and Edward Burtynsky. I developed this work after discovering that my native North West has particularly poor water quality, with climate change-related issues compounding the problem through more regular flooding. The series shows that the evidence is all around us, on large and small scales. Through exhibiting at Noise, I aim to highlight both the ecological imperative and my own work, while gaining support for my ambitions to further study and reveal humanity’s impact on the environment.