February 1, 2019

How much control do we have over the creative process?

Emma Newcombe


As a photographer, structure and control are important values. The happy accident is a phrase in the photographic community to explain something captured unintentionally. If something is captured by chance then who is the real creator? Exploring this concept of control and challenging the ideals in photography, I utilise chance elements in collaboration with my own intent to create. With controlled settings being decided by chance decisions, I have created a visual exploration of the juxtaposition between control and chance. I love challenging the principles of photography and feel it is an important part of creating.