• REDHOUSE (map)
  • Old Town Hall, High Street
  • Merthyr, CF47 8AE
  • United Kingdom

Captured over a period of 3 years in a small patch of forestry near his home in the Brecon Beacons National Park, Ephemeral Pools is an exploration of transient views in the landscape by photographer Matt Botwood.

Most people’s perception of the landscape is one of permanence; views which change little over time, reinforced by the fact that so many of them are returned to and photographed again and again. At first glance the landscape around us is fairly static, but the more you look the more changes you notice. It is this continual change that I am drawn to – whether man made or natural.

The images in this series are both physical and metaphorical reflections: all are captured in these ephemeral pools of water reflecting the surrounding forest flora, but they also reflect my own ideas, thoughts and feelings at the time they were made. They are perhaps much less about the subject being photographed and more about my own experiences and emotions.
— Matt Botwood

Ephemeral Pools by Matt Botwood runs 20 July - 18 Aug 2018

The official opening of the show is Saturday 21 July 1-3pm. All welcome.
REDHOUSE is open to the public Monday to Friday 8.30am – 5pm and Saturday 9:30am – 4:00pm, excluding Bank Holidays. 

Discover more of Matt's work on his website www.mattbotwood.com
Follow him on Twitter @mattbotwood