Sussex woods inspire photography nominated by Brighton speaker
A LECTURER has been nominated for a photography award for his incredible forest shots.
Jasper Goodall’s after-dark wilderness images are on display in London until May 29 as part of a prestigious shortlist of photography awards.
Jasper is a lecturer in visual communication at the University of Brighton as well as an acclaimed illustrator, noted in particular for his ‘trendy’ work for The Face magazine and creating ethereal imagery for the Muse band.
He exhibited as one of the three finalists for the Louis Roederer Foundation Sustainability Photography Prize, in collaboration with Lux Magazine and Nobu Hotel London.
His work is exhibited alongside other shortlisted photographers in the White Box Gallery at Nobu Hotel.
For Jasper, the “mysterious atmosphere and eerie sights” present in the nocturnal woods mirror fairy tales, which evoke “both wonder and dread” in a world of sounds in the dark and encounters. unexpected with wildlife.
Jasper has traveled to Wales, the Lake District and the Peak District in search of inspiring forests, but he mainly finds the subjects of his unique photographs in Sussex.
He said: ‘Ashdown Forest has particular moorland characteristics which I enjoy – tall yellow grass dotted with Scots pines – it almost has a savannah feel to it.
“Other shots are among tall beech trees in the woods of Cowdray Estate near Tilgate.
“Stougton Down, near Chichester, also has superb beech forests.”
Jasper said continuing to work in “innovative ways and exploring her own artistic practice” is essential to her role as a lecturer in the undergraduate visual communication course.
He said: “I’m particularly interested in ‘non-standard’ visual communication – we’re well used to clever concepts or visual puns that communicate a message in branding and advertising, but my field of interest is the visual communication of a more visceral emotional form: exploring the mood, mood and emotional response of the viewer to an image.”
The Louis Roederer Photography Prize for Sustainability was established in 2021 to support contemporary photographers who shine a light on sustainability and environmental issues.