Paintings and drawings can make a huge influence on what and how I photograph things. Whether subconsciously or not, I sometimes view a scene or an object and try to place it in a way or position comparable to a painting I have seen.
The picture here is a shot of the promenade in Penzance, Cornwall. It was taken not longer after we had moved here, and it had rained every day since moving in until this day.
The light was good, and I liked the lines of the metal bars, and the pavement blocks giving a dotted line into the picture. I also like the shadows of the bars on the pavement. It was only after seeing the picture on my computer that I realised the similarity to a picture I have long known and liked.
This is a painting by Norman Garstin (1847 – 1926) and is called The Rain it Raineth Every Day, painted in 1889. Because of this I called my photograph The Rain it Stoppeth.
For more information about this painting and others from the Newlyn school please go to the wonderful website https://www.penleehouse.org.uk