18 March 2019
I went to a nature reserve a couple of weeks ago. I have never been to one like it before. There were so many people photographing tiny birds which had been fed scatterings of mealworms to attract them. I was struck by the way the people moved around the place, stopping to gather in a group whenever and wherever a bird landed to feed, pulling their cameras to their faces all at once in a kind of ‘curated’ wildlife experience. Robins, finches, anything. I am not used to this, instead I am more used to finding remote countryside places, and this was a new experience for me. Some images resulted from this day, reflecting the omni presence of the camera. The experience deepens my desire to unpick photography a little more.