ANNE SCOTT WILSON has been selected as a finalist for the 2014 Bowness Photography Prize. Established in 2006 to promote excellence in photography, the Bowness Photography Prize is one of the country's most open prizes for photography. In the past, finalists have included established and emerging photographers, art and commercial photographers, all that are competing for $25,000 first prize and $1,000 People's Choice Award.
Anne Scott Wilson’s stunning photograph, titled Coathanger has been entered into the prize and the winner will be announced on Thursday 4th of September 2014. Anne Scott Wilson describes her photographic approach in the following statement:
“In the attempt to understand how the camera works I built a camera obscura and discovered that photography exists without us. That nature produces pinholes of light that form images came as a revelation. This spawned a new way of exploring the body in motion through photography. Guided by instinctual body memory of light and space I impose rules on how and when I shoot.
In this series I ‘performed’ states of motion by combining elements together - a pas de trois of gravity, water and body mass caught in a flash, the action commonly known as ‘bombing’. I continue to ‘choreograph’ the moment in Photoshop just like dance notation as if it could be read and repeated.”