Since graduating from the BA Documentary Photography course at the University of Wales, Newport in 2008, Milo Newman has been working on a project loosely based around the ideas of Climate Change. I've been traveling to areas of low-lying coastlines around the British Isles in order to document the landscapes that are threatened by the possible future rising of sea levels. I have recently been selected to take part in reGeneration2: Tomorrow's Photographers Today which is touring galleries in Europe, China, South Africa and America.
The images of the Pink-footed Geese are part of this series and were all produced in 2007 along the mud flats on the edge of the Wash in East Anglia where the birds spend the winter. I'm particularly interested in the skeins, which are the formations in which the birds fly. As they fly these skeins change shape constantly, breaking apart and reforming. They remind me of landscapes, particularly of fading vistas of mountains. The disintegration of these 'landscape skeins' serves as a metaphor for me for the landscape beneath them, which is gradually being reclaimed by the North Sea.