It has taken me a while to ease back into the rhythm of poodlewalks.
For instance, in late November 2023 I walked to Kings Head and beyond in the early morning with Maya, and I made some photos whilst we were wandering around there. I edited them after I’d uploaded them to the iMac, then I forgot about them.
I didn’t post any of them on poodlewalks even though some of the photos were quite okay. They were good enough for me to consider returning to make some site-specific photos with a 5×4 field camera and colour film. Despite the cloudy weather over the Xmas/New Year period I didn’t follow it up. Nothing happened.
What this indicates is that I was just taking photos whilst on the poodlewalks and that the conceptual part of my daily walking that had been emerging just fell away. I wasn’t thinking in terms of a walking art project. I’d lost my way. Hence the hiatus.
A walking art project is what I need to get back to: — to work towards a site-specific project consisting of large format colour film (( 5×4), plus sound recordings of the site’s sounds and a video of the movement of the foam that would be layered over, or supplement, the photos.