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I’ve always had more than a passing interest in astronomy and many of my images are inspired by unearthly bodies. As a child I would love to look at photographs of the planets and solar system and would marvel at the beauty and mystery of distant galaxies. Pictures of massive solar flares never failed to impress – the high energy radiation bursts erupting from the sun’s surface and spilling out into space couldn’t help but capture my imagination and instil a large degree of awe and wonder!
‘Solar Flare’ is my recreation of these tumultuous events. The swirling and spiralling formations create an underlying sense of motion and turmoil – of being swept upwards and inexorably carried along on vast cosmic winds. A warm, rich colour palette completes the picture, giving the sensation of heat and energy.