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Much of Neal's work is inspired by contrasts with the modern world, movement is used to unify natural and man-made subjects. In the 'Serenity' project, Neal has sought to capture a more immediate representation of this concept through the movement of paint in water, providing an eery contrast between silence and noise, order and chaos, stillness and agitation .
The fluidity of the liquid's movement, and complexity within it, contrasts starkly against the simple expanses of space behind it. In doing so, the images create an atmosphere of tranquility, unity and peace.
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This project captures the explosions produced from different coloured glass when shot with an air rifle and other small controlled explosions. Neal has used specialist high speed flash and triggers to capture the rapid and chaotic movement of the explosion. This allows him to capture a moment in time too fast to be seen by the human eye and for human reaction to capture.
Apart from some slight tweaking in photoshop these images are all real, and no CGI has been used in their production.
This series documents a variety of popular climbing routes found around East Sussex and Kent. The images have been produced at night using torches to contrast natural textures of sandstone with man-made forms and movement created through climbing traffic and erosion.
Whilst the images are exposed a Neal climbs a particular ‘line’ or route whilst wearing a head torch. This illuminates the route and traces the movements of the ascending climber resulting in a striking juxtaposition between natural forms and artificial light. Areas of concentrated light indicate the more difficult ‘crux’ moves of the routes climbed, which may have taken the climber longer to complete.
Grand Prize Winner of The Banff Mountain Photography Competition 2012
Inspired by childhood ‘cloud spotting’ games, ‘Fabric Forms’ encourages the imagination to find diverse impressions amongst the billows, masses and wisps of moving fabric.
The opulent colours and shifting dynamism of the images evoke mirror sensations of warmth and vitality in the viewer, inviting their involvement within the image.
The pictures create a feeling of ambiguity, with the eye seeking human forms beneath the folds and twists of material. By using a clinical studio environment in the production of these images, no point of reference or sense scale is offered to the viewer creating a
secondary layer or optical illusion.
To achieve these images Neal uses Paul C Buff, Einstein flash-heads, which have a flash duration of 32,000/1 sec, and specialised remote triggers to fire the camera. The high speed flash duration allows Neal to capture these transient images ‘mid-flight’. Once photographed, the image can never again be captured.