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In Conversation… Morag Paterson And Ted Leeming

“Based in the Galloway Hills in rural southwest Scotland, photographers Ted Leeming & Morag Paterson have been working collaboratively for six years capturing the beauty of the natural world in their striking and evocative photographic images”

In-conversation-morag-paterson-and-ted-leemingLPM: Morag and Ted have been working together for some time now and combine forces to produce some amazing work. Are there conflicts between you at any point during the image creation procedure?

Morag and Ted: On the whole we are in tune reasonably throughout the creative process but, certainly, there are times when one of us will produce an image that the other isn’t impressed by and an awkward moment ensues.  It’s better to be honest and having an upfront critic to hand can be very helpful even if it doesn’t feel like it at the time.

LPM: There seems to be an obvious abstract, or maybe I should say impressionistic style, to some of the images you create. Without getting into much detail, can you describe the technique?

Morag and Ted: Our abstract images are created using camera movement, different movements for different subjects.  All our work is captured in one exposure rather than layering or adding filters later in Photoshop. It is possible to create very similar work from traditionally captured images on the computer though, and this is a successful route for many to take.

LPM: You have a certain inclination and passion towards this style; can you explain the philosophy and inspiration behind it?

Morag and Ted: I think it came partly from a desire to escape…

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