Winter has begun, but I wanted to take a moment to reflect on Autumn, my favourite of the seasons.
I am fortunate to live in the countryside, where I get to see the changes nature goes through with the seasons. I love nothing more than the sudden drop in temperature and the way the leaves begin to turn golden brown. The faithfulness of Autumn coming after Summer. It's easy in the heat to forget about what comes next but it inevitably does. Bringing with it a season for new opportunities.
I wanted to capture the beauty of this season, the colours in the trees, the fungi and fauna. Autumn is the death of Summer and the birth of Winter. Life dying ready to grow and flourish the following spring. Autumn is a season filled with nostalgia for cosy nights by the fire, warm clothes and festivities.
Polaroid film seemed an obvious choice for documenting this season. I love the imperfections and the underwater quality of the images. The camera captures something the eyes cannot see and this always intrigues me. Each image happens by chance, from the moment I press the shutter to placing the photograph out of sunlight to develop, to flipping it over to finally reveal the image - everything is by chance, I cannot guarantee what will happen. (But I always find I love the results; falling more in love with Polaroid each time.)
Words and images by Jasmine Farram