Muse to me means inspiration, what is inspiring to me? What drives me to take photos? I think that depends on where I am at any point in time, geographically and emotionally. When my kids were very young, most of my photos were of them! Now they are a little older, and a little less keen on having their photos taken, the images that I take most care of are of the landscape, the stunning coast and countryside of Dorset and East Devon.
Maiden Castle by Sam Rose
So my inspiration for the muse summer show is the Sea. It is the overwhelming natural force in this area – its presence defines the area, and its erosional forces make it so stunning. It is perhaps also a little predictable as a choice for the show, but for me it has extra resonance, as it was what drew me into a job here and hence to live and bring up my family here.
Looming cliffs 2 by Sam Rose
If I am to narrow that down a little in the context of the images I have presented here, it is the changing colours and mood of the sea – heavy clouds reflecting onto the water turning it dark and brooding, or sparkling orange seas with the promise of a fabulous sunset. Even the moon changes the sea.