"The woods are a safe haven where I can shoot, comfortable in the knowledge I won’t be disturbed. That solitude is essential to my process, for me photography is not a spectator sport. I couldn’t cope stuck on a cliff top with a dozen other photographers, all photographing the same sunset."
Olympus OM10 w/ very expired Bonusprint ISO 100 (film soup) ____
My name is Kat Ward. I’m a self taught photographer based in the UK. I fell in love with film a few years ago and have been shooting roll after roll ever since.
My cameras help me to explore the world, notice small details and interpret my surroundings. When I shoot, I always learn something new. Film is also tactile and I like that I can physically touch and manipulate it.
In this series, I have combined my love of abandoned, ‘makeshift’ places and the dream-like or surreal. To achieve this effect, I soaked some 35mm negatives in a solution made from warm water, food dye and salt.
Found 110 film developed after I discovered it in an old camera…
These may have been shot by a relative of mine (no one can remember) but the forest pictured is very near my parent’s house. Either that or the camera was picked up in a second hand shop with the roll inside and it’s just a strange coincidence!