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Sam Herriott

Through photographic digital media I have aimed to create a series of emotive underwater compositions overlaid with texture to encapsulate a journey of a sea creature through its eyes, perhaps a manta ray or a fish under distress due to the impact of human beings. 

I originally created these shots through using a go-pro camera underwater and cropped parts of these moments to resemble plastic pollution, overfishing and in the end perhaps death. I aimed to plead empathy from my audience to consider these creatures. Artists who influenced me include Pipilotti Rist, Gordon Bennett and Imants Tillers.