Caroline Fraser (b. 1957, Nairn) lives and works in south-east England. Her photographic practice reflects her own therapeutic desire to seek solace in the natural world. Photography is her passion, and is a means to express her love for nature and the peace that she finds when exploring wild places.
In 2010 she achieved the ARPS (Associateship of the Royal Photographic Society) with her impressionistic images of sand and water from the Hebrides, which are represented here, and in 2011 she gained a Postgraduate Certificate in Photography at Central St Martin’s, London. She has published a number of books and poems through her own publishing house, Hawkwood Press. She has been awarded by the Landscape Photographer of the Year awards, the Spider Awards, and has been interviewed by both On Landscape magazine (the leading journal for landscape photographers) and fLIP magazine, an independent publication which celebrates photographers based in and around London.
During 2017, Caroline's work was exhibited around the UK as part of the Royal Photographic Society Members Biennial Exhibition.
In 2019, Caroline exhibited her work in a solo show at Rye Art Gallery.
Caroline continues to push the boundaries of abstraction in landscape photography. In 2019, she began to work on her Conversation Pieces series, a meditation on the movement of water. You can see two of those works in this collection.
Artist's Statement: "My work is a means to express the fragility and transience of life; a very personal response to recovery from illness in 2004. I work predominantly in wild open places such as the highlands of Scotland, New Zealand's South Island and around Camber Sands and Dungeness. Using multiple exposure and in-camera movement alongside conventional techniques I express the moods and emotions that I experience in the outdoor world.
I value the sentiments of John Muir, the Scottish adventurer who said "everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul "."