Traveling gives me the chance to reflect and recharge, and is often surreptitiously timed at points in my life when I’m at a crossroads. As it’s only once I’m away that I’m able to reach some sort of clarity or understanding. So perhaps its no surprise then, that I also tend to take my camera out mostly when I‘m exploring somewhere I’ve never been before. The stumbling, spontaneous nature of traveling - not knowing what's around the corner or how I will feel about it – lends itself for ample inspiration.
Everything in new territory has the potential to feel poignant and exhilarating, even things that may otherwise seem banal or frustrating. And it is this kind of mercurial approach that drew me to analogue photography in the first place. An urge to capture fleeting moments and then not so much as freeze them in time, as render the sensation experienced when witnessing them. www.photosbycoral.com