18th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards, Abstract & Still Life: Series, Honorable Mention
Mother Shipton, legendary British prophet, witch and outsider was supposedly born in a cave in Knaresborough, Yorkshire 1488. When visiting the site in 2021, I became open to the possibility of history and legend revealing themselves. Using innovative photographic techniques, I have created the illusion of movement in a single exposure, as Mother Shipton moves across the cave and appears to summon visions of the future. Her predictions, first published in 1641, included the fates of several rulers, as well as the invention of iron ships, the Great Fire of London in 1666, and the defeat of the Spanish Armada.