Sara Gaynor is a fine art photographer, and has
exhibited both regionally and internationally. Her
work is a reaction to everything around her; natural,
primal, subconscious, past and present. Beauty is
found in the unlikely; places, things and people.
Capturing this essence is fundamental, and her
work often embraces an underlying narrative. The
elements, people, art, film and mood play a large
part, while her inspirations are drawn from classical
paintings, lesser-known photographers and literature.
These photographs come from a deep desire to
show my connection with water, nature and my
emotional space within this. Water as magnetizer: a
magical temptress with an ability to shield a darker
force, juxtaposed with an ethereal and nurturing
nature – a power that has the ability to heal and
nurture emotions. Underpinning these emotions is
also a desire to preserve water and nature, spaces
close to water and our connection with the natural
environment. Photographs were taken during strong
storms, working alongside the wild elements and
capturing its traces within the work. In many ways this
proved to be an exciting and exhilarating challenge.