Michela’s detailed photographs of water & light are often mistaken for paintings. Form, features, colour & texture are all part of the images, but they are first & foremost about the light on the water, the way this combines with its movement, & the emotions this invokes.
Since starting to photograph water in detail and often in the abstract in 2012, it has taken me on a journey that I could not have anticipated. I’m still travelling. Through it I have found artistic focus, made new friends, and ventured in new directions. My dialogue with water has changed the way that I view the camera and by reflecting on and writing about my journey I have learnt much. Increasingly I look to create images that show that the camera can be used as a creative tool as much as a paintbrush. These personal interpretations have, for me, a richness missing from documentary views. They allow me to combine an early love of drawing and painting with a long-standing passion for photographing the landscape.