As well as recording our lives and our travels, photographs can pull us up sharply from our everyday lives. They capture a brief moment when our attention has been caught by a passing character involved in their own world, a play of light between buildings which will be there for only a few minutes, a piece of architecture – perhaps hand made by a craftsman long ago. Often, by adjusting our point of view, a different world presents itself. We forget to look up at the way a roofline bisects the sky or down at the intricacies of an old manhole which would make a great basis for a patterned design to be engraved on a ceramic piece. A photograph can be the starting point for other work or a piece of art in itself, expressing the artist’s perceptions and emotions in a form which can be shared with others.
– Kathy Burman.