WATER SALAD ON MONDAY E M Campbell
Water Salad on Monday is a book and exhibition of beautiful black and white photographs that tenderly picks their way through the special natures that exists at this magical place - a farm that works with flora, fauna, volunteers, carers and adults with learning disabilities. Esther has been in situ for a year here and witness to births and deaths, mud and blood, connection and community while clicking her battered, analogue camera. Pasting photos to the grungy surfaces of Elm Tree Farm, the exhibition in September will be a treasure trail of sensory pleasure. Beaming from the chicken-shed and barn, pinned up in the canteen, stored amongst the fruit and veg, her photos will crop up everywhere. Blurring definitions of documentary and fable, the exhibition and book capture poignant, hilarious and mesmerisingly mundane moments in tiny detail and vast emotion. A working farm and shop means that these photos that hold still life for a single moment will be surrounded by their living, breathing muses in resplendent early Autumn conditions.
Copyright © 2017 E M Campbell All Rights Reserved