Songs of Mer

Songs of Mer is an analogue photography series I created in 2004, featuring beaches and tidal reliefs of New Zealand’s North Island. It was inspired by a dream I had at the time: our tribe had been recently created from the silt deposits in a riverbed, and as we were slowly coming to our individual senses, one by one we rose silently from our cradles of sand, pebbles and shells to gather by the riverbank and listen to a wise shaman’s story about the Sun. We pictured his words in our minds, and were filled with excitement for the great adventure being proposed.